Roskilde Fjord, Selsø and Kattinge Søerne 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: 13,180 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 long shallow fjord with islands and islets. Coastal areas have saltmarshes, agricultural land and forested peninsulas. The Fagus/Quercus forest on Bognæs includes areas of old-growth forest.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for wintering Cygnus olor, Aythya fuligula, Mergus merganser and Fulica atra. Winter visitors can exceed 20,000 individuals, but numbers fluctuate widely in relation to winter harshness. Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (max. 7, wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Roskilde Fjord, Selsø and Kattinge Søerne. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021.