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Location Denmark, Vestsjællands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 11o 0.00' East  55o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4
Area 4,920 ha
Altitude 0 - 24m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description The small island of Sprogø.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima resident  1989  51,000 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1989  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Centrale Storebælt og Vresen - DK008X190 Habitats Directive 37,005 protected area overlaps with site 4,515  
Sprog Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 4,932 protected area overlaps with site 4,806  
Sprog Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 37,429 protected area overlaps with site 4,806  
Sprogø og Halskov Rev - DK005X098 Birds Directive 4,920 is identical to site 4,920  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 80%
nature conservation and research 20%

Protection status National Partial International High4,920 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sprogø and Halskov Rev, 4,920 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sprogø and Halsskov Rev. Downloaded from on 27/08/2014

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