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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 52.00' East  56o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6
Area 3,850 ha
Altitude 0 - 14m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A shallow freshwater area, with meadows grazed by cattle, and large expanses of reedbed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus non-breeding  1994  548 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus non-breeding  1994  402 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1992  24 breeding pairs  good  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 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 3,850  
Vejlerne and Loegstoer Bredning Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 41,743 protected area contains site 3,850  
Vestlige Vejler, Arup Holm og Hovsør Røn - DK00EX020 Birds Directive 3,842 is identical to site 3,763  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National Partial International High3,850 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning, 45,280 ha). 3,850 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Vestlige Vejler; Arup Holme and Hovsør Røn (3,850 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western part of Vejlerne, Arup Holm and Hovsør Røn. Downloaded from on 20/08/2014

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