Rømø This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 7,010 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
Rømø is an island in the Wadden Sea, surrounded by extensive stretches (1-3 km wide) of flat, very sparsely vegetated sand just above the high tide line. Terrestrial vegetation consists of dunes, heathland, marshes, meadows and small plantations, mainly of Pinus mugo.

Key biodiversity
Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive are believed to breed at the site, including Circus aeruginosus, C. cyaneus, C. pygargus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Gelochelidon nilotica, Sterna hirundo and S. paradisaea, although there are no recent data available for breeding gulls and terns.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rømø. Downloaded from on 27/07/2021.