Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Denmark, Nordjyllands Amtskommune
10o 38.00' East 57o 29.00' North
A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C6
0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description The IBA comprises stony islets and an area of saltmarsh between Frederikshavn and Strandby. Only the main island of Hirsholm is inhabited. Marine areas surrounding this IBA (and previously included within it, following Grimmett and Jones 1989) are now included in site 119.
Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding gulls and terns including Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo and S. paradisaea, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive.