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Location Denmark, Nordjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 10o 21.00' East  57o 33.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 4,480 ha
Altitude 0 - 38m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description An area of shifting dunes, moorland and wetlands, bordering agricultural areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994  2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Råbjerg Mile og Hulsig Hede - DK00FX005 Birds Directive 4,463 protected area contained by site 4,463  
Skagens Gren og Skagerrak - DK00FX112 Habitats Directive 269,079 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  40%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  5%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 5%
nature conservation and research 95%

Protection status National Partial International High4,480 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Råbjerg Mile, 4,480 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Råbjerg Mile and surrounding heathlands. Downloaded from on 14/07/2014

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