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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 34.00' East  56o 57.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2, C3
Area 400 ha
Altitude 11 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Mainly arable land with a few small meadows; a former lake has been drained. Quantitative habitat and land-use data are not available.

Key Biodiversity Recent data on bird populations are incomplete.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser non-breeding  1994  3,500 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1993  12,000 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2009 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Anser anser Greylag Goose 3500 600 individuals 18 very unfavourable
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 12000 600 individuals 5 very unfavourable


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sjørring Sø. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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