Ringkøbing Fjord This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 27,720 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
A shallow brackish fjord, encompassing several small islands, and connected by sluices to the North Sea, with meadows and reedbeds to the south.

Key biodiversity
Numbers of many breeding and visiting waterbirds have declined dramatically due to deteriorating water quality. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Porzana porzana, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea and Asio flammeus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ringkøbing Fjord. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.