Eastern part of Vejlerne

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Partially drained fjords with lakes, reedbeds, meadows and saltmarshes.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is an important staging area for Cygnus cygnus, C. columbianus and Anser fabalis (nationally important site). Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Porzana porzana, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna hirundo, S. paradisaea and Chlidonias niger.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There are plans to inundate some parts of the site with saltwater during winter. Introduced American mink Mustela vison prey on breeding birds.

Protected areas
National Partial International High4,870 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Logstor Bredning, 45,280 ha). 4,870 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Østlige Vejler, 4,870 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern part of Vejlerne. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.