IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 6,210 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2010||not assessed||very unfavourable||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
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.
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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vestamager and adjacent sea area. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3020 on 30/05/2023.