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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.

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 

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  
Ålvand Klithede og Førby Sø - DK00EX017 Birds Directive 838 protected area overlaps with site 1,347  
Thy National Park 24,400 protected area contains site 1,430  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ålvand Klithede and Førby Sø. Downloaded from on 23/10/2014

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