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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 9o 0.00' East  57o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 4,870 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Partially drained fjords with lakes, reedbeds, meadows and saltmarshes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus non-breeding  1994  2,600 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1994  885 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  1994  377 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C2  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator non-breeding  1994  1,560 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1995  92 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1994  280 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B3, C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1994  18,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1994  110 breeding pairs  good  B2  Near Threatened 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1994  28-40 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  1994  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Løgstør Bredning, Vejlerne og Bulbjerg - DK00EY124 Habitats Directive 44,768 protected area contains site 4,870  
Østlige Vejler - DK00EY013 Birds Directive 4,838 is identical to site 4,737  
Vejlerne and Loegstoer Bredning Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 41,743 protected area contains site 4,870  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Unknown   5%
Coastline Salt marshes  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National Partial International High4,870 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Logstor Bredning, 45,280 ha). 4,870 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Østlige Vejler, 4,870 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern part of Vejlerne. Downloaded from on 22/09/2014

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