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Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 2001 min 1,760 individuals B2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 2001 min 700 individuals B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2001 min 3,500 individuals B2
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2001 min 1,000 individuals B2
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2001 min 3,500 individuals B2
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2001 min 14,000 individuals B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1988 2,850 breeding pairs B1i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1988 2,530 breeding pairs B1i, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1988 min 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2001 24,460 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wattenmeer, Elbe-Weser-Dreieck Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 38,460 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 240,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddensea of Hamburg UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 11,700 protected area overlaps with site 11,700
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area overlaps with site 13,750
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 354,882 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Nationalpark 345,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 258,800 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 276,956 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 11,700 protected area overlaps with site 11,700
Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,750 protected area overlaps with site 13,750
Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 339 is identical to site 11,367
Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Nationalpark 13,750 protected area overlaps with site 13,750
Hamburgisches Wattenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,750 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.