Hjarbæk Fjord

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 4,260 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
A shallow brackish water arm of the Limfjord, separated from the main fjord by a road embankment and bordered by coastal saltmarshes and agricultural areas.

Key biodiversity
The most recent data available for many non-breeding birds date from 1987 and 1988 when more than 20,000 waterbirds occurred at the site. Philomachus pugnax and Recurvirostra avosetta, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, bred at the IBA in 1983.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hjarbæk Fjord. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.