Parts of Randers and Mariager Fjords

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 7,500 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
Shallow fjords with small islets, saltmarshes and cultivated land including large reclaimed areas near Overgaard. Marine areas surrounding this IBA (and previously included within it, following Grimmett and Jones 1989) are now included in Northern Kattegat (site 119).

Key biodiversity
The site is of high importance for wintering Cygnus cygnus. Many bird populations are shared with Northern Kattegat (IBA 119). Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna hirundo and S. paradisaea, all listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parts of Randers and Mariager Fjords. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.