Hanstholm Reservation

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA criteria met: B1i, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,110 ha

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 very unfavourable not assessed not assessed
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Site description (2000 baseline)
An extensive coastal heath with sand hills, moorland and a number of large and small oligotrophic (nutrient-poor) lakes. There are also plantations and scattered habitation.

Key biodiversity
Probably the most important breeding area in Denmark for heathland birds and the most important breeding site nationally for Circus aeruginosus, Grus grus, Pluvialis apricaria and Tringa glareola, all listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hanstholm Reservation. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.