Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 720 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site description (baseline)
An eroded islet in the Wadden Sea (site 001 encloses the entire site) between Schiermonnikoog, Ameland, and the mainland. The site consists of bare intertidal sandbanks and mudflats.

Key biodiversity
An important high-water roost for numerous waders, especially Pluvialis squatarola and Numenius arquata. The average seasonal peak number of waterbirds during 1992-1996 exceeded 20,000. The site lost its breeding colony of terns Sterna during the early 1980s as a result of leveling by erosion.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Engelsmanplaat. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.