Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 35,060 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
A narrow strait including islands and peninsulas with coves, lagoons, saltmarshes, reedbeds, broadleaved forests, cultivated land and some scattered habitation.

Key biodiversity
Up to seven waterbird species are present in significant numbers during cold winters, totalling over 20,000 individuals. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna paradisaea and S. albifrons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lillebælt. Downloaded from on 29/09/2020.