Odense Fjord

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,060 ha

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 shallow fjord with shoals and banks. Islets and coastal areas support saltmarsh, forest and agricultural land, and smaller areas of plantation and heathland.

Key biodiversity
Numbers of wintering Cygnus olor and Branta bernicla have decreased markedly since 1980 because of reductions in eel-grass Zostera, on which both species feed. Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis and S. paradisaea, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Odense Fjord. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.