Sydfynske Ø-hav

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 38,440 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 shallow archipelagic area of sea with shoals and many, generally uninhabited islands, with saltmarsh, reedbeds and small lakes. There is scattered habitation and cultivation on a few islands.

Key biodiversity
This is an important staging area for many waterbirds (more than 20,000 waterbirds in total), although recent numbers are lower than in 1983, with the exception of Mergus serrator which has increased. Fluctuations may largely be the result of variability in winter harshness. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sydfynske Ø-hav. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.