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.
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.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Engelsmanplaat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2021.