NL003
Duinen en Lage Land Texel


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2011-2016 137-204 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 2011-2016 490-535 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT breeding 2011-2016 54-101 breeding pairs B2
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 2011-2016 503-837 breeding pairs B3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC breeding 2011-2016 18,401 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C3
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus LC breeding 2011-2016 2,277-9,587 breeding pairs B2
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 2009-2014 18 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 2011-2016 min 1,682 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 2011-2016 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 2011-2016 6-8 breeding pairs B2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1991 min 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Somateria mollissima Common Eider 110 137 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill 120 490 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull 14000 18401 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl 20 1 breeding pairs 5 very unfavourable
Circus cyaneus 20 6 breeding pairs 30 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waddenzee II Natural Monument 80,000 protected area overlaps with site 300
Waddenzee I Natural Monument 125,000 protected area overlaps with site 60
Waddenzee Natuurbeschermingswet 271,771 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 271,771 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 264,858 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddensea Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 260,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wadden Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 249,998 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
North Sea Coastal Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 135,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 144,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 144,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Natuurbeschermingswet 144,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 123,800 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hollands Diep Natuurbeschermingswet 4,225 protected area contained by site 51
Hanenplas II Natural Monument 5 protected area contained by site 5
Hanenplas Natural Monument 70 protected area contained by site 70
Duinen Zuid, Texel Nature Reserve 1,092 protected area contained by site 1,092
Duinen van Texel Nationaal Park 4,685 protected area overlaps with site 0
Duinen Noord, Texel Nature Reserve 1,370 protected area contained by site 1,370
Duinen Midden, Texel Nature Reserve 1,284 protected area overlaps with site 800
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,083 protected area contains site 3,850
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,362 is identical to site 3,102
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Natuurbeschermingswet 4,083 protected area contains site 0
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,089 protected area contains site 0
De Petten Nature Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
't Stoar Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duinen en Lage Land Texel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2021.