Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning

Year of compilation: 2000

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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Ulvedybet and a part of Nibe Bredning are non-hunting areas. Ulvedybet and some small islets are wildlife reserves with restricted access.

Protected areas
National Partial International High18,530 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning, 20,304 ha). 18,530 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning, 18,530 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulvedybet and Nibe Bredning. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.