Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 278,000 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
A large coastal area with estuarine mudflats, sandbanks, saltmarsh, lagoons, wet meadows and freshwater marshes. Intensively used for sheep-grazing, wildfowl hunting, military training and oil, sand and gravel extraction.

Key biodiversity
Part of the Wadden Sea, of major international importance for breeding, moulting, passage and wintering waterbirds, particularly wildfowl (Anatidae) and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.