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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.

Key Biodiversity Pluvialis apricaria and Tringa glareola, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site. The site is also a nationally important staging area for raptors during spring migration.

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 

IBA Monitoring

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

Botaurus stellaris Eurasian Bittern 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier 3 1 breeding pairs 34 very unfavourable
Porzana porzana Spotted Crake 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Grus grus Common Crane 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Caprimulgus europaeus European Nightjar 14 2 breeding pairs 15 very unfavourable
Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike 70 70 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Lullula arborea Wood Lark 5 1 breeding pairs 20 very unfavourable
Anthus campestris Tawny Pipit 8 2 breeding pairs 25 very unfavourable


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Råbjerg Mile and surrounding heathlands. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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