Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large coastal area with estuarine mudflats, sandbanks, saltmarsh, lagoons, wet meadows and freshwater marshes. Intensively used for sheep-grazing, wildfowl hunting, military training and oil, sand and gravel extraction.

Key biodiversity
Part of the Wadden Sea, of major international importance for breeding, moulting, passage and wintering waterbirds, particularly wildfowl (Anatidae) and waders.

Protected areas
National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with National Park. IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site, Biosphere Reserve and Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Downloaded from on 26/01/2021.