Western bay of the Fehmarnsund

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
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT passage 1997 13,200 individuals B1i, C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1997 11,400 individuals B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1997 8,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1996 21 breeding pairs B3
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1996 2,450 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1999 min 20,000 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western bay of the Fehmarnsund. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.