Duinen Terschelling This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2016)
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Area: 3,572 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
This site comprises the sand-dunes of the barrier island Terschelling in the Wadden Sea, from an extensive sandflat in the west (Noordvaarder) up to De Boschplaat (006) in the east. In the south it is bordered by villages, grassland polders and conifer plantations. There are shifting and fixed dunes, with the latter covered in herbaceous vegetation or crowberry Empetrum nigrum, as well as humid dune-slacks. Land-uses include scattered holiday-houses, recreational facilities, hunting, and groundwater abstraction. This site, together with site 006, formed part of a single, larger site (Terschelling, former site NL005) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duinen Terschelling. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.