Islands and coast between Skælskør Fjord and Glænø

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 3,220 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 very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Several larger islands with overgrown coastal slopes, dams, marshes, grassland and reedbeds, and some coastal areas with cultivated land and scattered settlements along south-west Zealand. Marine areas surrounding this IBA (previously included within it, following Grimmett and Jones 1989) are now included in Smålandsfarvandet (site 118).

Key biodiversity
More than 20,000 waterbirds use the site. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (max. 5, wintering). Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands and coast between Skælskør Fjord and Glænø. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.