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Location Denmark, Århus Amtskommune,Nordjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 10o 53.00' East  56o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 580,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brent Goose Branta bernicla non-breeding  1994  3,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1995  2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna non-breeding  1994  5,670 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1993  9,000 individuals  good  A4i,B1i,C3  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima passage  1993  264,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra passage  1993  360,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Melanitta fusca passage  1993  76,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica passage  1993  1,200 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata passage  1993  750 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena passage  1993  1,880 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1996  518 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta non-breeding  1991  1,000 individuals  unknown  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1994  1-28,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus breeding  1996  331 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica passage  1991  4,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina non-breeding  1994  40,000-64,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus breeding  1993  148 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus breeding  1993  187 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  1996  1,062 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1996  22 breeding pairs  unknown  B2, C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1993  500,000-999,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hirsholmene Scientific Reserve 2,095 unknown 0  
Hirsholmene Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 374 protected area contained by site 374  
Hirsholmene Bird R Bird Reserve 380 protected area contained by site 380  
Hirsholmene Sea Area Major Conservation Area 920 protected area contained by site 920  
L'sí National Nature Area 98,300 unknown 0  
Laesoe Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 66,380 protected area contained by site 62,880  
Læsø, sydlige del - DK00FX010 Habitats Directive 66,986 protected area contained by site 66,986  
Læsø, sydlige del - DK00FX345 Birds Directive 102,714 protected area contained by site 102,714  
Nordre Roenner Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 2,923 protected area contained by site 2,923  
Northwestern Kattegat - DK00VA344 Birds Directive 177,360 protected area contained by site 177,360  
Randers and Mariager Fjords and the adjacent sea Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 39,040 protected area contained by site 35,200  
Waters north of Anholt Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 12,720 protected area contained by site 12,720  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   -
Sea   -
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northwestern Kattegat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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