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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 25.00' East  56o 57.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 1,430 ha
Altitude 17 - 33m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A heathland area with peatbogs, small wetlands and moorland lakes on old dunes.

Key Biodiversity Several other species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive also breed at the site, including Grus grus and Pluvialis apricaria.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994  13-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed near favourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Anser fabalis Bean Goose 680 600 individuals 89 near favourable
Anser anser Greylag Goose 8000 8000 individuals 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aalvand Klithede and Foerby Soe Major Conservation Area 1,200 protected area contained by site 1,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  75%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Standing freshwater  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National Partial International High1,430 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (ållvand Klithede and Førby Sø, 1,430 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ålvand Klithede and Førby Sø. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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