Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 18,530 ha

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
A coastal site including shallow fjord areas, saltmarshes, reedbeds, small freshwater lakes and agricultural land. The Ulvedybet area is a brackish lake that has been dammed-off from the Limfjord.

Key biodiversity
The site holds more than 20,000 waterfowl and is particularly important for wintering Cygnus cygnus. Several species listed on Annex I of the Birds Directive breed at the site including Platalea leucorodia, Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.