Ertholmene east of Bornholm

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 1,257 ha

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 not assessed near favourable not assessed
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Site description
A sea area off Bornholm containing rocky islands with cliffs. Two islands are inhabited.

Key biodiversity
The site is designated as a Special Protection Area because it is the only known Danish site with breeding Alca torda (570 pairs) and Uria aalge (2,000 pairs), although numbers do not reach C3 thresholds. It is also important for breeding Somateria mollissima (3,000 pairs), but numbers are below the C3 threshold.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ertholmene east of Bornholm. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.