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Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park


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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1997 133,216 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 1997 3,948 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1997 101,716 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1997 25,667 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 1997 150,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT passage 1997 215,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC winter 1997 46,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1997 74,877 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC passage 1997 200,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1997 1,768 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1997 848 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1997 85,597 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 1997 137,737 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 1997 66,138 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1997 104,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Anas crecca NR passage 1997 19,467 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Anas crecca NR winter 1997 4,950 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1997 1,605 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 1997 139,344 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR passage 1997 176,686 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR resident 1997 6,400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1997 8,464 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1997 2,380 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C2
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1997 4,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 1997 7,022 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1997 69,703 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC passage 1997 9,653 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 1997 270 breeding pairs B2
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC passage 1997 1,040 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1997 44,405 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 1997 52,445 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1997 146,050 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1997 14,024 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC passage 1997 2,932 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1997 789 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 1997 25,256 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1997 471,208 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT passage 1997 19,425 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Sanderling Calidris alba LC passage 1997 27,504 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1997 471,208 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1997 78,040 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 1997 9,853 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC passage 1997 7,363 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1997 13,610 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC resident 1997 1,600 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1997 4,231 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 1997 71,198 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mew Gull Larus canus LC passage 1997 38,861 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC resident 1997 830 breeding pairs B3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC passage 1997 2,354 individuals B1i, C3
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC passage 1997 56,145 individuals A4i, B1i
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC resident 1997 5,000 breeding pairs B1i
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC winter 1997 30,891 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1997 230 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1997 750 individuals B1i, C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1997 7,482 individuals B1i, C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1997 2,800 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1997 3,800 breeding pairs C2
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1997 10 breeding pairs B2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1997 15,364 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1997 6,850 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC resident 1997 3 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1997 20,000 individuals A4iii

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waddensea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 443,100 protected area contains site 278,000
Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 454,988 protected area contains site 278,000
Schlesw.-Holst. Wattenmeer Nationalpark 441,500 protected area contains site 278,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
hunting -
military -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.