|Location||Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune|
|Central coordinates||8o 37.00' East 57o 7.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, C2, C3, C6|
|Altitude||0 - 44m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information Probably the most important breeding area in Denmark for heathland birds and the most important breeding site nationally for Circus aeruginosus, Grus grus, Pluvialis apricaria and Tringa glareola, all listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive.
Site description An extensive coastal heath with sand hills, moorland and a number of large and small oligotrophic (nutrient-poor) lakes. There are also plantations and scattered habitation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bean Goose Anser fabalis||non-breeding||1994||1,050 individuals||-||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||non-breeding||1993||430 individuals||-||B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola||breeding||1994||34-44 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Hanstholm Reservatet - DK00EX022||Birds Directive||5,115||protected area contains site||5,110|
|Hanstholm Reserve||Major Conservation Area||4,800||protected area contained by site||4,800|
|Hanstholmreservatet, Nors Sø og Vandet Sø - DK00EX130||Habitats Directive||5,738||protected area contains site||5,110|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Blanket bogs; Standing freshwater||-|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Forestry plantations||10%|
|Coastline||Sand dunes & beaches||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Management considerations This is one of the largest terrestrial protected areas in Denmark. In addition, some areas adjacent to the IBA are protected. Access is prohibited to most of the area throughout the year, and the remainder is closed during the breeding season. The spread of the introduced and invasive pine Pinus mugo is causing problems.
Protection status National High International High5,110 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Hanstholm reservatet, 5,110 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hanstholm Reservation. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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