IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC non-breeding 1991 3,818 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1998 25 breeding pairs C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 1991 2,616 individuals B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1993 201 breeding pairs B3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC breeding 1995 309 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waters around Saltholm Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 7,218 is identical to site 7,125
Saltholm og omliggende hav Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,218 is identical to site 0
Saltholm og omliggende hav Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,218 is identical to site 7,218
Saltholm Major Conservation Area 1,600 protected area contained by site 1,600
Saltholm Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 1,517 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Salt marshes -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saltholm. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.