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Location Denmark, Vestsjællands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 11o 18.00' East  55o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4
Area 40,250 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A shallow sea bay and coastal peninsulas with saltmarshes, reedbeds, heathlands, sandy and stony beaches, clay cliffs, unimproved dry grasslands, mixed deciduous forest and small patches of botanically interesting meadow on old shell beds. The site also includes a partly cultivated island with scattered habitation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima winter  1989  32,900 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra winter  1989  48,920 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Melanitta fusca winter  1989  7,450 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  1989  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bjergene, Diesebjerg og Bollinge Bakke - DK005X331 Habitats Directive 451 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Saltbæk Vig - DK005X099 Birds Directive 3,626 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Sejer Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 44,461 protected area overlaps with site 39,988  
Sejeroe Bugt, Nekeseloe Bugt and Saltbaek Vig Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 43,877 protected area contains site 40,250  
Sejerø Bugt og Saltbæk Vig - DK005X221 Habitats Directive 43,912 protected area contains site 40,250  
Sejrø Bugt og Nekselø - DK005X094 Birds Directive 40,285 protected area contains site 40,250  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
nature conservation and research 50%
tourism/recreation 60%

Protection status National Low International High40,250 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Sejerø Bugt, Nekeselø Bugt and Saltbæk Vig, 42,560 ha). 40,250 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sejrø Bugt and Nekselø, 40,250 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sejerø Bay and Nekselø. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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