|Location||Denmark, Vejle Amtskommune|
|Central coordinates||10o 10.00' East 55o 51.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4|
|Altitude||0 - 15m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site holds a large breeding colony of Phalacrocorax carbo and high numbers of wintering Aythya marila and Somateria mollissima. Breeding data are incomplete since numbers were not available for Alrø, Søby Rev and Svanegrunden islands. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.
Site description An extensive shallow sea area with three large islands (Alvrø, Hjarnø and Endelave), supporting coastal saltmarshes, lagoons, cultivated land and scattered habitation. Several smaller uninhabited islets as well as intertidal areas are included within the IBA.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Scaup Aythya marila||winter||1993||2,469 individuals||-||B1i, B2, C3||Least Concern|
|Common Eider Somateria mollissima||winter||1993||22,150 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||breeding||1996||4,320 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica||passage||1993||1,600 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||1993||-||unknown||A4iii, C4|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Gersdorffslund||Protected by Conservation Order||77||protected area contained by site||77|
|Horsens Fjord and Endelave||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||42,580||protected area contained by site||42,580|
|Horsens Fjord og Endelave - DK00DY036||Birds Directive||42,560||protected area contained by site||42,560|
|Horsens Fjord, havet øst for og Endelave - DK00DY156||Habitats Directive||45,823||protected area contains site||42,880|
|Horsens Fjord, Svanegrunden & Endelave||Major Conservation Area||42,500||protected area contained by site||42,500|
|Horskær Gyllingnæs||Protected by Conservation Order||18||protected area contained by site||18|
|Ovre Endelave||Protected by Conservation Order||168||protected area contained by site||168|
|Sondrup-Åkjær||Protected by Conservation Order||1,520||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Sovind Sondrup||Protected by Conservation Order||600||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||90%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Access is prohibited to some areas and in several parts of the IBA hunting is forbidden.
Protection status National Low International High42,880 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Horsens Fjord and Endelave, 43,200 ha). 42,880 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Horsens Fjord and Endelave, 42,880 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Horsens Fjord, Svanegrunden & Endelave. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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