Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A dyked lagoon with reedbeds, surrounded by conifer plantations, mixed deciduous scrub, grazed meadows and fields.

Key biodiversity
This small area also holds high densities of staging ducks. Circus aeruginosus, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breeds at the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International High240 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Hovvig, 240 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hovvig. Downloaded from on 26/07/2021.