Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Denmark, Københavns Amtskommune
12o 50.00' East 55o 40.00' North
A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4
0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description A large flat uncultivated island with saltmarshes surrounded by shallow sea with stony shoals, banks and mudflats; includes the largest area of saltmarsh in Denmark outside Jylland.
Key Biodiversity This is an important wintering site for Cygnus olor and breeding ground for gulls and terns. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site including Branta leucopsis, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.