Odense Fjord

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC non-breeding 1994 3,700 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC non-breeding 1994 300 individuals B1i, C2
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1994 2,075 individuals B2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1996 10,000 individuals B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1994 300 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Odense Fjord Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 5,071 protected area overlaps with site 3,516
Odense Fjord Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,984 protected area contained by site 5,047


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Odense Fjord. Downloaded from on 16/12/2019.