Skjern Å

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2 (2000)
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Area: 3,850 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed near favourable not assessed
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Site description
A large river valley with meadows, marshes, moorland and cultivated areas. The Skjern å river has been canalized and has the highest rate of flow of any in Denmark.

Key biodiversity
This is an important staging area for Cygnus columbianus. No quantitative data are available and recent data are incomplete. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skjern Å. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.