IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 2012-2013 20-120 individuals A1
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU non-breeding 2012-2013 130-160 individuals A1
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC winter 2012 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 2012 100-150 individuals B1i, B2
Common Loon Gavia immer LC winter 2012 50-100 individuals B1i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Været Dyrelivsfredning 5 protected area contained by site 0
Været Landskapsvernområde 466 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs, Coastal lagoons, Standing freshwater -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Været. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2020.