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Nakskov Fjord and Indrefjord
Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune
11o 2.00' East 54o 50.00' North
A4i, B1i, C2, C3
0 - 16m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
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.
Key Biodiversity 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.
Protection statusNational 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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BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nakskov Fjord and Indrefjord. Downloaded from
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