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Location Denmark, Vestsjællands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 11o 40.00' East  55o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 240 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A dyked lagoon with reedbeds, surrounded by conifer plantations, mixed deciduous scrub, grazed meadows and fields.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1994  600 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Goosander Mergus merganser non-breeding  2,400 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1994  882 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hov Vig - DK005X097 Birds Directive 241 protected area overlaps with site 216  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  40%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
nature conservation and research 70%
tourism/recreation 5%

Protection status National Partial International High240 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Hovvig, 240 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hovvig. Downloaded from on 23/09/2014

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