Norsminde (Kysing) Fjord

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 370 ha

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 very high favourable medium
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Site description
A shallow, almost enclosed fjord area (connected to the open sea by sluices), surrounded by saltmarshes, meadows and agricultural land.

Key biodiversity
The site is an important staging ground for Mergus merganser in cold winters, when regular staging grounds elsewhere are covered in ice. Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta and Sterna hirundo, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Norsminde (Kysing) Fjord. Downloaded from on 01/12/2021.