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Location Denmark
Central coordinates 14o 22.00' East  54o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, C3, C4
Area 100,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A shallow seawater area, a small part of which falls within German waters.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Scoter Melanitta americana passage  1992-1995  215,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Near Threatened 
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca passage  1992-1995  240,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Endangered 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1988-1995  837,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator passage  1992-1993  3,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena passage  1992-1993  1,275 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus passage  1992-1993  4,180 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus passage  1992-1993  1,225 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle passage  1988-1993  3,975 individuals  medium  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1995  1,000,000-2,499,999 individuals  A4iii, C4   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rønne Banke. Downloaded from on 29/08/2014

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