Hjarbæk Fjord

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1995 885 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC non-breeding 1988 5,000-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU non-breeding 1988 2,000-4,000 individuals B1i, C3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Viborg Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 16,861 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lovns Bredning; Hjarbæk Fjord og Skals, Simested og Nørre Ådal, Skravad Bæk Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,513 protected area overlaps with site 3,958
Lovns Bredning Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,513 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hjarbæk Fjord og Simested Fjord Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,234 protected area contained by site 4,234


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Unknown -
Coastline Salt marshes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hjarbæk Fjord. Downloaded from on 21/09/2020.