|Location||Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune|
|Central coordinates||11o 2.00' East 54o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, C2, C3|
|Altitude||0 - 16m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information This is an important area for wintering Cygnus cygnus and C. olor, although numbers are currently lower than in 1983 when more than 20,000 waterbirds were recorded: numbers are believed to be higher in harsh winters. Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, bred at the site; several of these species still breed but data are incomplete.
Site description A fjord area with shoals, banks and islands (a few of which are inhabitated) with saltmarsh, reedbeds and freshwater ponds, and smaller areas of woodland, beaches and dunes.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Mute Swan Cygnus olor||non-breeding||1994||3,730 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||winter||1994||330 individuals||-||B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Nakskov Fjord - DK006X242||Habitats Directive||8,195||protected area contained by site||8,195|
|Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||8,552||protected area overlaps with site||8,550|
|Nakskov Fjord og Inderfjord - DK006X088||Birds Directive||8,526||protected area contained by site||8,526|
|Nakskov Inderfjord||Game Reserve||0||protected area contained by site||4,111|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||90%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Indre Fjord, a freshwater lake, is highly polluted by nutrients originating mainly from urban waste, and bottom macrophytes are no longer present. Access to some parts of the site is restricted.
Protection status National Low International High8,550 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Nakskov Fjord and Indre Fjord, 8,550 ha). 8,550 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord, 8,960 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nakskov Fjord and Indrefjord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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