DK111
Vestamager and adjacent sea area


Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 6,210 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 sea area and adjacent coast with saltmarshes; also includes a reclaimed area with freshwater lakes and reedbeds. Some wetlands have been restored whilst others have been afforested.

Key biodiversity
Numbers of both breeding and visiting birds have declined. In some years total numbers of waterbirds exceed 20,000 individuals. Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna paradisaea and S. albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vestamager and adjacent sea area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2020.