A shallow saline fjord area with shoals and islands, coastal saltmarsh and agricultural land.
The site was very important for wintering ducks (in total more than 20,000 individuals, with eight species fulfilling IBA criteria). However, numbers declined sharply during the 1980s, presumably because of deteriorating water quality, and by 1993 insufficient numbers were present to fulfil the criteria. Recurvirostra avosetta, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breeds at the site.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
If water quality is restored it is probable that birds will return and the site will regain its importance. During the breeding season of birds and seals, access to some areas is prohibited.
National Low International High32,570 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Løgstør Bredning, 32,570 ha). 32,570 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning, 45,280 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Løgstør Bredning. Downloaded from
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