Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Denmark, Fyns Amtskommune
10o 20.00' East 55o 0.00' North
A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
0 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description A shallow archipelagic area of sea with shoals and many, generally uninhabited islands, with saltmarsh, reedbeds and small lakes. There is scattered habitation and cultivation on a few islands.
Key Biodiversity This is an important staging area for many waterbirds (more than 20,000 waterbirds in total), although recent numbers are lower than in 1983, with the exception of Mergus serrator which has increased. Fluctuations may largely be the result of variability in winter harshness. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.