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Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord and Jungshoved Nor
Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune
12o 15.00' East 55o 5.00' North
A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4
0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment
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.
Protection statusNational 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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