South Læsø

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 10,000 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 very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
A coastal site with intertidal mud- and sandflats, shoals, banks, islets and islands, saltmarshes, coastal heathlands and a few cultivated areas. Marine areas surrounding this IBA (and previously included within it, following Grimmett and Jones 1989) are now included in site 119.

Key biodiversity
The site is a very important staging area for Calidris alpina. It also holds several breeding species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive including Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Tringa glareola, Sterna hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Læsø. Downloaded from on 23/01/2021.