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Coast and lagoons of Western Pomerania


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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1990-1999 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 2,500 individuals A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 600 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-1999 16,200 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1990-1999 41,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990-1999 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 40,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 1990-1999 100,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1990-1999 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1990-1999 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 1990-1999 2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC winter 1990-1999 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1990-1999 10,000 individuals B1i, C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1990-1999 10,000 individuals B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1990-1999 30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1990-1999 2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1991-1999 87 breeding pairs B2
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1990-1999 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1990-1999 50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1990-1999 1,500 individuals B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1990-1999 11,200 individuals B1i, C3
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 1990-1999 300 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1990-1999 40,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1994 27 breeding pairs C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1990-1999 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1990-1999 173 breeding pairs B3, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1990-1999 1,500-2,330 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 1990-1999 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 1990-1999 20,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1990-1999 1,100 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 1990-1999 28 breeding pairs C6
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1990-1999 30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC non-breeding 1990-1999 800 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1990-1999 6 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1990-1999 103 breeding pairs B2, C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 1990-1999 400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1990-1999 400-1,400 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1990-1999 1,000 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1990-1999 3 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1987 5 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1990-1999 10-50 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1990-1999 14 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1990-1999 50-70 individuals C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC winter 1990-1999 10-20 individuals C6
Collared Sand Martin Riparia riparia LC breeding 1990-1999 3,200 breeding pairs B2
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC breeding 1991-1999 100 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 425,800-436,630 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1990-1999 40,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-1999 31,100 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.

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


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Westrügensche Boddenlandschaft mit Hiddensee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,264 protected area contained by site 23,278
West-Rügen Landschaftschutzgebiet 11,644 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wald bei Altheide mit Körkwitzer Bach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,003 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vorpommersche Boddenlandshaft National Park (West-Pommeranian Lagoon National Park) Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 80,500 protected area contained by site 0
Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft und nördlicher Strelasund Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 122,225 protected area contained by site 122,288
Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft Nationalpark 78,600 protected area contained by site 78,568
Vorpommersche Boddenküste Landschaftschutzgebiet 6,155 protected area contained by site 6,200
Steilküste und Blockgründe Wittow Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,848 protected area overlaps with site 1,102
Stadtteiche und Grünanlagen von Stralsund Landschaftschutzgebiet 211 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Recknitztal Landschaftschutzgebiet 7,205 protected area is adjacent to site 87
Recknitz-Ästuar und Halbinsel Zingst Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 27,866 protected area contained by site 27,890
Recknitz- und Trebeltal mit Zuflüssen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,546 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Plantagenetgrund Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,708 protected area overlaps with site 18,082
Plantagenetgrund Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,903 protected area overlaps with site 12,375
Ostseeboddengewässer Westrügen-Hiddensee-Zingst Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 25,800 protected area overlaps with site 26,300
Ostrügen Landschaftschutzgebiet 30,642 protected area is adjacent to site 126
Nordwestufer Wittow und Kreptitzer Heide Naturschutzgebiet 100 protected area contained by site 99
Nordvorpommersche Waldlandschaft Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,497 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nordufer Wittow mit Hohen Dielen Naturschutzgebiet 144 protected area overlaps with site 109
Nordrügensche Boddenlandschaft Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,134 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kleingewässerlandschaft bei Groß Kordshagen (Nordvorpommern) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 501 protected area contained by site 501
Insel Hiddensee Landschaftschutzgebiet 408 protected area contained by site 400
Erweiterung Libben; Steilküste und Blockgründe Wittow und Arkona Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,574 protected area overlaps with site 4,076
Dünenheide auf der Insel Hiddensee Naturschutzgebiet 67 protected area contained by site 67
Dornbusch und Schwedenhagener Ufer Naturschutzgebiet 10 protected area contained by site 10
Darßer Schwelle Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 38,416 protected area overlaps with site 8,623
Darß Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,203 protected area contained by site 4,204
Coast and lagoons of Western Pomerania Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 78,716 protected area overlaps with site 78,805
Boddenlandschaft Landschaftschutzgebiet 27,149 protected area overlaps with site 19,331
Binnenbodden von Rügen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,724 protected area overlaps with site 2,706
Barther Stadtholz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 457 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Barthe Landschaftschutzgebiet 6,479 protected area overlaps with site 154
Ahrenshooper Holz Naturschutzgebiet 54 protected area overlaps with site 5
Ahrenshooper Holz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 56 protected area overlaps with site 22


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coast and lagoons of Western Pomerania. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.