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Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park (includes the Halligs, Kniepsand/Amrum, Lister Koog, Rantumbecken, Rickelsb


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1981-1998 109,729-133,216 individuals B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1997 1 breeding pairs C6
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1981-1998 68,032-101,716 individuals B1i, B2, C2, C6
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 1981-1998 74,571-215,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC non-breeding 1981-1998 111,994-200,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC winter 1981-1998 45,000-150,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1998 3,588 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1998 160,223 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 1998 67,162 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1981-1998 7,024 individuals B1i, C3
Anas crecca NR winter 1998 19,439 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1981-1998 3,065 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR passage 1981-1998 176,696 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1981-1998 6,494-8,464 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1981-1998 49,157 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1981-1998 48,861-69,703 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC passage 1998 14,877 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC passage 1981-1998 599-1,040 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 1992 270 individuals B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 1981-1998 61,200 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1981-1998 157,890 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC passage 1998 3,404 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1998 391,142 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 1998 10-12 breeding pairs C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1981-1998 5,747-12,804 individuals C6
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT non-breeding 1994 10,518-19,425 individuals B1i, C3
Sanderling Calidris alba LC passage 1994 27,504 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1998 501,793 individuals B1i, B2, C3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 1981-1998 12,403 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC passage 1981-1998 7,363 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1981-1998 13,610 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 1981-1998 79,597 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1997 1 breeding pairs C6
Mew Gull Larus canus LC passage 1981-1998 41,564 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC breeding 1981-1998 3,700 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C3
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC passage 1998 56,743 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1997 230 breeding pairs B2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1981-1998 362-750 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1997 2,800 breeding pairs C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1997 3,800 breeding pairs C2, C6
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1997 10 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1997 6,850 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1981-1998 10,768-15,364 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1997 3 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1995-1997 17,492-17,494 breeding pairs A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1988-1996 122,512-219,425 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1985-1998 1,289,387-1,348,168 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1991-1998 936,220-1,215,333 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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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wöhrdener Loch / Speicherkoog Dithmarschen Naturschutzgebiet 494 protected area contained by site 490
Wattenmeer nördlich des Hindenburgdammes Naturschutzgebiet 20,331 protected area contained by site 321
Waddensea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 443,100 protected area overlaps with site 419,892
Unterelbe bis Wedel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,426 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Untereider Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,606 protected area contained by site 3,011
Treene Winderatter See bis Friedrichstadt und Bollingstedter Au Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,906 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area overlaps with site 443,100
Sylter Außenriff Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 531,429 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sylt.Aussenr.-Oestl.Dt.Bucht Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 559,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Süd-Ost-Heide Kampen Landschaftschutzgebiet 20 protected area overlaps with site 0
Speicherkoog Dithmarschen (Nordkoog) Landschaftschutzgebiet 712 protected area contained by site 0
SPA Östliche Deutsche Bucht Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 313,513 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Seevogelschutzgebiet Helgoland Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 161,333 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Schobüller Berg Landschaftschutzgebiet 531 protected area is adjacent to site 32
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Elbästuar und angrenzende Flächen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,280 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 454,988 protected area overlaps with site 0
Schlesw.-Holst. Wattenmeer Nationalpark 441,500 protected area contained by site 441,500
S-H Wadden sea National Park Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 441,000 protected area contained by site 0
S-H Seabird Protection Area Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 161,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rickelsbüller Koog Naturschutzgebiet 543 protected area overlaps with site 534
Rantumer Dünen / Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 338 protected area contained by site 397
Rantumbecken Naturschutzgebiet 582 protected area overlaps with site 576
Rantum (Sylt) Landschaftschutzgebiet 108 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 463,907 is identical to site 443,100
Östliche Deutsche Bucht Naturschutzgebiet 313,514 protected area overlaps with site 382
Oldensworter Vorland Naturschutzgebiet 251 protected area contained by site 266
NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 452,101 protected area contained by site 443,100
NSG Rantumbecken Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 567 protected area contained by site 493
Nordspitze Amrum auf der Insel Amrum im Kreis Südtondern Naturschutzgebiet 79 protected area contained by site 71
Nordfriesisches Wattenmeer Naturschutzgebiet 138,001 protected area contained by site 3,177
Nord-Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 1,749 protected area contained by site 1,796
Nord-Ost-Heide Kampen Landschaftschutzgebiet 12 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nielönn / Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 65 protected area contained by site 64
Morsum-Kliff Naturschutzgebiet 44 protected area overlaps with site 43
Morsum Landschaftschutzgebiet 235 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Küstenlandschaft Ost-Sylt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 380 protected area overlaps with site 134
Küsten- und Dünenlandschaften Amrums Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,158 protected area overlaps with site 1,813
Kronenloch / Speicherkoog Dithmarschen Naturschutzgebiet 536 protected area contained by site 532
Kampener Vogelkoje auf Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 9 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jükermarsch und Tipkenhügel Landschaftschutzgebiet 88 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hörnum-Odde / Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 66 protected area contained by site 157
Hamburger Hallig Naturschutzgebiet 448 protected area contained by site 216
Grüne Insel mit Eiderwatt Naturschutzgebiet 964 protected area contained by site 1,000
Godelniederung / Föhr Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 149 protected area overlaps with site 75
Eiderstedt Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,704 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dünenlandschaft Süd-Sylt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 741 protected area overlaps with site 529
Dünenlandschaft auf dem Roten Kliff / Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 167 protected area overlaps with site 177
Dünen- und Heidelandschaften Nord-Sylt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,916 protected area contained by site 1,916
Dünen- und Heidelandschaften Nord- und Mittel-Sylt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 642 protected area overlaps with site 255
Dünen- und Heidelandschaft Hörnum auf Sylt Landschaftschutzgebiet 182 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dünen St. Peter Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 153 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dithmarscher Wattenmeer Landschaftschutzgebiet 6,973 protected area contained by site 0
Dithmarscher Eidervorland mit Watt Naturschutzgebiet 735 protected area contained by site 620
Braderuper Heide / Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 124 protected area contained by site 137
Beltringharder Koog Naturschutzgebiet 3,335 protected area contained by site 3,350
Baakdeel-Rantum / Sylt Naturschutzgebiet 227 protected area overlaps with site 242
Archsum Landschaftschutzgebiet 139 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Amrumer Dünen Naturschutzgebiet 727 protected area overlaps with site 728
Amrum Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,866 protected area overlaps with site 891
Alte Deichbruchstelle bei Preil Landschaftschutzgebiet 5 protected area overlaps with site 2


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park (includes the Halligs, Kniepsand/Amrum, Lister Koog, Rantumbecken, Rickelsb. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2022.