Voorhaven Zeebrugge and Baai van Heist

Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2 (2000)
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Area: 230 ha

Protection status:


Site description
An industrial area in Zeebrugge harbour.

Key biodiversity
This is an important tern colony, with the only breeding site for Sterna albifrons and S. sandvicensis in the country. The area also holds 114 breeding pairs of Charadrius alexandrinus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Voorhaven Zeebrugge and Baai van Heist. Downloaded from on 27/11/2020.