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Location Denmark, Sønderjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 43.00' East  55o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4
Area 4,280 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Marshland lying behind dykes with several canals and smaller streams. The area is mainly used for cattle-grazing.

Key Biodiversity This is an important staging area for Anser brachyrhynchus, Branta leucopsis and B. bernicla, with total numbers of waterbirds exceeding 20,000 individuals. Most breeding birds declined during 1980-1990; more recent information is not available.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus passage  1989  7,200 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis passage  1989  2,200 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla passage  1989  5,050 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1989  4,165 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1989  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 650 650 individuals 100 favourable
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 60 21 breeding pairs 35 very unfavourable
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 30628 30628 individuals 100 favourable
Calidris pugnax Ruff 35 2 breeding pairs 6 very unfavourable
Luscinia svecica Bluethroat 14 14 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Vadehavet Wildlife Reserve 83,000 protected area contains site 4,280  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  85%
Unknown   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 85%
unknown 15%

Protection status National High International High4,280 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ballum and Husum Enge, Kamper Strandenge, 4,280 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ballum og Husum Enge, Kamper strandenge. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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