Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 6,910 ha

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 shallow partially reclaimed fjord area with reedbeds, meadows and agricultural areas.

Key biodiversity
In 1983, internationally important numbers of six waterbirds visited the site. Currently the site is an important staging area for Cygnus columbianus and Anser brachyrhyncus and in some years almost 20,000 individuals of these species have been recorded. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus and Chlidonias niger. Breeding bird data from Vest Stadil Fjord are unavailable.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stadil Fjord and Veststadil Fjord. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.