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Frisian Wadden Sea coast


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC non-breeding 1986-1990 30,423 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1988-1990 35,636 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC non-breeding 1988-1990 14,545 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1986-1990 18,984 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR non-breeding 1988-1990 41,373 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC non-breeding 1985-1990 4,618 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1991-1993 2,241 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC non-breeding 1986-1990 6,616 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT non-breeding 1987-1990 24,764 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1986-1990 15,054 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1988-1990 14,521 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC non-breeding 1986-1990 42,094 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1986-1990 9,161 individuals B2
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC non-breeding 1988-1990 729 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC non-breeding 1988-1990 5,653 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1990 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990 50,000-99,999 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waddenzee I Natural Monument 125,000 protected area overlaps with site 2,270
Waddenzee (Wadden Sea) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 249,998 protected area overlaps with site 8,360
Waddenzee Natuurbeschermingswet 271,771 protected area contains site 0
Waddenzee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 264,858 protected area contains site 9,310
Waddenzee Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 271,771 protected area contains site 9,310
Waddensea Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 260,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wadden Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 249,998 protected area contains site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area contains site 9,310
Noord-Friesland buitendijks II Natural Monument 700 protected area contained by site 700
Noord-Friesland buitendijks Natural Monument 4,800 protected area contained by site 4,800
Noord Friesland buitendijks Nature Reserve 940 protected area contained by site 940
Kwelder langs de noordkust van Friesland Natural Monument 670 protected area contained by site 670

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Frisian Wadden Sea coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2022.