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Location Denmark, Vestsjællands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 11o 10.00' East  55o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B3, C3
Area 3,630 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A dyked fjord/lagoon area (a failed land-reclamation project) with saltmarshes, meadows (partly cultivated), reedbeds and plantation areas.

Key Biodiversity No recent data are available as the area is not well surveyed or monitored. Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax and Sterna albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, bred at the site in 1983.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Teal Anas crecca non-breeding  1983  5,500 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1998  100-500 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 2000 983 individuals 50 unfavourable
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 150 150 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saltb Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 44,461 protected area contains site 3,630  
Saltbaek Vig Major Conservation Area 1,185 protected area contained by site 2,600  
Sejeroe Bugt, Nekeseloe Bugt and Saltbaek Vig Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 43,877 protected area contains site 3,630  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  75%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
unknown 70%

Protection status National Partial International High3,630 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Sejero Bugt, Nekeselo Bugt and Saltbæk Vig, 42,560 ha). 3,630 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Saltbæk Vig, 3,630 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Saltbæk Vig. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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