IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC non-breeding 1991 3,818 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1998 25 breeding pairs C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 1991 2,616 individuals B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1993 201 breeding pairs B3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC breeding 1995 309 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Waters around Saltholm Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 7,218 is identical to site 7,125
Saltholm og omliggende hav Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,218 is identical to site 0
Saltholm og omliggende hav Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,218 is identical to site 7,218
Saltholm Major Conservation Area 1,600 protected area contained by site 1,600
Saltholm Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 1,517 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Saltholm. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.