Holmegård Mose & Porsmose

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: C2 (2000)
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Area: 1,900 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 favourable not assessed
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Site description
Bog areas with freshwater ponds, marshes, grazed meadows, cultivated land and woodland (including conifer plantations, areas colonized with Betula, Salix and Alnus and small areas of Fagus). Formerly most of the area was one large raised bog; the ponds are the result of the former extraction of peat.

Key biodiversity
Significant numbers (but below criteria thresholds) of wintering geese Anser fabalis and A. anser, and raptors Pernis apivorus and Circus aeruginosus use the site. Pernis apivorus and Circus aeruginosus,listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Holmegård Mose & Porsmose. Downloaded from on 12/04/2021.