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Location Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune
Central coordinates 12o 15.00' East  55o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4
Area 24,640 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A sea area with shoals, banks and islands. The islands and islets have freshwater and saltmarshes, reedbeds, heathland, grasslands, mature Quercus, Tilia and Carpinus forests, cultivated land and scattered settlements.

Key Biodiversity Recent numbers of visiting birds (notably Aythya fuligula) are lower than in 1983 when the site was designated a Special Protection Area. In harsh winters, Bucephala clangula and Aythya fuligula meet A4i criteria. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea, S. albifrons, Dryocopus martius and Lullula arborea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  1991  8,675 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1996  36,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula non-breeding  1991  3,430 individuals  poor  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1995  2,847 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1995  90-110 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  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

Branta bernicla Brent Goose 2500 800 individuals 32 very unfavourable
Anas crecca Common Teal 5000 1125 individuals 23 very unfavourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 4271 1320 breeding pairs 31 very unfavourable
Falco peregrinus 6 5 individuals 84 near favourable
Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Sea-eagle 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 15000 10000 individuals 67 unfavourable
Calidris alpina Dunlin 2 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable
Calidris pugnax Ruff 15 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pr Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 32,887 protected area overlaps with site 24,256  
Praestoe Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 25,960 protected area contains site 24,640  
Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord & Jungshoved Nor Major Conservation Area 1,800 protected area contained by site 1,800  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes  5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  85%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
unknown 90%

Protection status National Partial International High24,640 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Præstø Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord, 25,960 ha). 24,640 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord, 24,640 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord and Jungshoved Nor. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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