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
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter - 1,000 individuals B1i, C3
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage - present A4i, B1i, C3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vlaamse Banken Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,900 protected area contained by site 1,900


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nordzee. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.