Eastern part of Vejlerne

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1994 885 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1994 377 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC non-breeding 1994 2,600 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC non-breeding 1994 1,560 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1995 92 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1994 280 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1994 18,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1994 110 breeding pairs B2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1994 28-40 breeding pairs C2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 1994 20,000-49,999 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 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vejlerne and Logstor Bredning Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 43,534 protected area overlaps with site 4,870
Thisted Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 29,223 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Østlige Vejler Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,838 protected area contained by site 4,737
Løgstør Bredning; Vejlerne og Bulbjerg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 44,768 protected area overlaps with site 4,870
Jammerbugt Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 16,992 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Unknown -
Coastline Salt marshes -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern part of Vejlerne. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.