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
Goosander Mergus merganser LC non-breeding - 2,400 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1994 600 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1994 882 breeding pairs B1i, C3

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)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Odsherred Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 2,593 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hov Vig Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 242 is identical to site 0
Hov Vig Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 241 is identical to site 216
Hov Vig Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 137 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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: Hovvig. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.