A low-lying coastal area, 27 km in length, with sandy/stony shores and brackish lagoons. Tourism is the main human activity.
The site holds more than 20,000 wintering and passage waterbirds on a regular basis.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western bay of the Fehmarnsund. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.