Denmark is a large island nation lying in the North Sea, the area supports a number of seabirds during breeding, feeding and migration with priority species including the Common Eider (LC), Great Cormorant (LC) and Little Tern (LC). The marine environment also supports rarer species such as the Black Scoter (NT) and the Long-Tailed Duck (VU). In 2000 BirdLife International together with the Danish Ministry of the Environment published
o Monitor seabirds in SPAs to assess whether those species for which they have been classified are in a favourable status
o Get the few IBAs not classified as SPAs designated as so
Government's support/relevant policy
Of 57 IBAs which have a marine component 51 are also designated as SPAs mainly due to the presence of migratory species in internationally important concentrations. Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.
Petrels and shearwaters
Gulls and terns
Ducks, geese and swans
IUCN Red List Status
The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.
o Skov et al. (2000) Inventory of coastal and marine Important Bird Areas in the Baltic Sea. BirdLife Denmark, Danish Ornithological Society, Copenhagen.
o Skov H., Durinck J., Leopold, M.F. and Tasker M.L. (1995): Important Bird Areas for seabirds in the North Sea including the Channel and the Kattegat. Ornis Consult Ltd. for BirdLife International
o Durinck et al. (1994) Important marine areas for wintering birds in the Baltic Sea. Report to the EuRopean Commission by Ornis Consult.
o Skov H., Durinck J., Leopold, M.F. and Tasker M.L. (2007).A quantitative method for evaluating the importance of marine areas for conservation of birds. Biological Conservation 136: 362
BirdLife International (2021) Country profile: Denmark. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/denmark. Checked: 2021-04-13