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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.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hvidbjerg Å, Ove Sø og Ørum Sø - DK00EX132 Habitats Directive 1,572 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Thy National Park 24,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sjørring Sø. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

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