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Nærå Coast and Æbelø area
Denmark, Fyns Amtskommune
10o 13.00' East 55o 36.00' North
A4i, B1i, C3
0 - 24m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description A shallow sea area with islands and islets holding saltmarsh, and drained and cultivated areas with scattered habitation. Æbelø also supports smaller areas of woodland including some highly valuable old-growth Fagus-dominated forests with other species admixed (Quercus robur, Tilia cordata, Tilia platyphyllus (only site in Denmark), and Ilex aquifolium).
Key BiodiversityCircus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site. Numbers of wintering birds have for unknown reasons decreased since the site was designated as a Special Protection Area.
Protection statusNational None International High13,060 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Nærå coast and Æbelø area, 13,800 ha). 13,060 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Æbelø and the coast near Nærå, 13,060 ha).
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BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nærå Coast and Æbelø area. Downloaded from
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