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Location Denmark, Fyns Amtskommune
Central coordinates 10o 34.00' East  55o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6
Area 5,060 ha
Altitude 0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A shallow fjord with shoals and banks. Islets and coastal areas support saltmarsh, forest and agricultural land, and smaller areas of plantation and heathland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor non-breeding  1994  3,700 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus non-breeding  1994  300 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila winter  1994  2,075 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1996  10,000 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1994  300 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Odense Fjord Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 5,059 protected area overlaps with site 3,516  
Odense Fjord - DK008X075 Birds Directive 5,047 protected area contained by site 5,047  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes  10%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  85%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
unknown 90%

Protection status National Partial International High5,060 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Odense Fjord, 5,060 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Odense Fjord. Downloaded from on 23/08/2014

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