Bøtø Nor

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,710 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Formerly a fjord but now largely agricultural with the exception of a small lake surrounded by reedbeds (less than 5% of the total area) and meadows. Small plantations, mostly coniferous, are also present.

Key biodiversity
This is an important staging area for Anser anser and Branta leucopsis. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Circus aeruginosus, Porzana porzana and Lanius collurio.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bøtø Nor. Downloaded from on 28/01/2021.