Agger Tange and Krik Vig

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
Coastal peninsula with an enclosed brackish lagoon, grazing-meadows and shallow fjord area with shoals, banks, intertidal flats and saltmarshes.

Key biodiversity
The numbers of most wintering and passage species have declined markedly since 1983 (formerly more than 20,000 waterbirds), when the site was designated as a Special Protection Area. The most recent available breeding bird data are from 1988 when several species, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, were recorded breeding at the site, including Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo and S. paradisaea.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Agricultural intensification, industrialization and urbanization have resulted in the deterioration of water quality, presumably causing bird declines.

Protected areas
National Partial International High5,490 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Agger Tange and Krik Vig, 5,490 ha). 5,490 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Harboøre and Agger Tange, 12,772 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Agger Tange and Krik Vig. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.