Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 162,500 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
A large, very shallow bay with stone reefs, numerous islands and several inlets along the coast.

Key biodiversity
The area is of high importance for wintering waterbirds, with tens of thousands of birds regularly wintering at the site, including over 8% of the north-west European population of Cygnus olor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Smålandsfarvandet. Downloaded from on 07/05/2021.