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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 50.00' East  56o 50.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 1,680 ha
Altitude 0 - 14m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A bay with tidal sandflats, saltmarshes and small brackish ponds. Cattle graze on the saltmashes.

Key Biodiversity This is an important staging area for Pluvialis apricaria. Recurvirostra avosetta and Sterna paradisaea, both listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, bred in 1988, but no recent breeding data are available.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1995  10,000 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Branta bernicla Brent Goose 300 55 individuals 19 very unfavourable
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye 11000 11000 individuals 100 favourable
Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser 700 383 individuals 55 unfavourable


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  -
Coastline Salt marshes  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 15%
unknown 85%

Protection status National Unknown International High1,680 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Dråby Vig and Buksør Odde, 1,680 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dråby Vig and Buksør Odde. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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