IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 7,240 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2010||not assessed||very unfavourable||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
A large flat uncultivated island with saltmarshes surrounded by shallow sea with stony shoals, banks and mudflats; includes the largest area of saltmarsh in Denmark outside Jylland.
This is an important wintering site for Cygnus olor and breeding ground for gulls and terns. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site including Branta leucopsis, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Saltholm. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3019 on 03/06/2023.