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Rømø This is an IBA in danger! 


Year of compilation: 2000

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.



Protected areas
National Partial International High7,010 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Rømø, 7,010 ha). 7,010 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vadehavet (Wadden Sea), 140,830 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rømø. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.