|Central coordinates||11o 25.00' East 55o 3.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A large, very shallow bay with stone reefs, numerous islands and several inlets along the coast.
Key Biodiversity The area is of high importance for wintering waterbirds, with tens of thousands of birds regularly wintering at the site, including over 8% of the north-west European population of Cygnus olor.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Mute Swan Cygnus olor||winter||1993||15,445 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula||winter||1993||16,880 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula||winter||1993||4,575 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator||winter||1993||3,695 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Goosander Mergus merganser||winter||1993||2,410 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Arctic Loon Gavia arctica||winter||1993||250-999 individuals||unknown||A4i, B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata||winter||1993||2,000-3,000 individuals||medium||A4i, B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Common Coot Fulica atra||winter||1993||18,605 individuals||-||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Fejoe and Femoe Isles (waters south-east of)||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||41,680||protected area overlaps with site||29,216|
|Guldborg Sund||Game Reserve||0||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Karrebaek, Dybsoe and Avnoe Fjords||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||19,200||protected area overlaps with site||13,075|
|Karrebæk, Dybsø and Avnø Fjords||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||18,860||protected area overlaps with site||13,848|
|Nakskov Fjord||National Nature Area||12,500||unknown||0|
|Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||8,552||protected area overlaps with site||7,810|
|Smälandsfarvandet||National Nature Area||52,500||unknown||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International High29,216 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Fejø and Femø Isles (waters south-east of), 32,640 ha). 13,848 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Karrebæk, Dybsø and Avno Fjords, 19,200 ha). 7,810 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord, 8,960 ha). 13,075 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Skælskør Nor and Glænø (waters south of), 17,120 ha). 2,080 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Guldborgsung, 2,820 ha). 13,848 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Karrebæk, Dybsø and Avnø Fjords, 18,860 ha). 7,810 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Nakskov Fjord and Indrefjord, 8,550 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Sea area between Skælskør Fjord and Glænø, 15,960 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Skælskør Nor, Skælskør Fjord and Gammelsø, 2,530 ha). 29,216 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Smålandshavet north of Lolland, 41,680 ha).
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