NL018
Wadden Coast


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU non-breeding 2011-2016 65-124 individuals A1, C1
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC non-breeding 2011-2016 41,369-57,800 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC non-breeding 2011-2016 2,517-3,642 individuals B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT non-breeding 2011-2016 4,465-5,125 individuals C6
Sanderling Calidris alba LC non-breeding 2011-2016 4,552-5,305 individuals B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC non-breeding 2011-2016 20,097-43,273 individuals B1i, C3
Mew Gull Larus canus LC non-breeding 2011-2016 30,740 individuals B1i, C3
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus LC non-breeding 2011-2016 24,706-39,800 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC non-breeding 2011-2016 4,185-4,983 individuals B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2011-2016 74,506-81,925 individuals A4iii, C4

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zwanenwater Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 264,858 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Natuurbeschermingswet 271,771 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 271,771 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddensea Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 260,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wadden Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 249,998 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Schiermonnikoog Nationaal Park 6,838 protected area overlaps with site 0
North Sea Coastal Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 135,000 is identical to site 0
Noordzeekustzone II - NL2008004 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 118,658 protected area overlaps with site 141,828
Noordzeekustzone Natuurbeschermingswet 144,475 is identical to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 144,475 is identical to site 123,646
Noordzeekustzone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 144,475 is identical to site 180,196
Noordzeekustzone Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 123,800 protected area contained by site 0
Duinen Vlieland Natuurbeschermingswet 1,484 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Vlieland Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,311 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Vlieland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,484 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Vlieland Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,484 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen van Texel Nationaal Park 4,685 protected area overlaps with site 0
Duinen Terschelling Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,040 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Terschelling Natuurbeschermingswet 4,040 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Terschelling Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,573 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Terschelling Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,040 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Schiermonnikoog Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 833 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Schiermonnikoog Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 833 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Schiermonnikoog Natuurbeschermingswet 833 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Schiermonnikoog Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 833 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,362 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,089 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Natuurbeschermingswet 4,083 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen en Lage Land Texel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,083 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Ameland Natuurbeschermingswet 2,055 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Ameland Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,055 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Ameland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,055 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Ameland Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,054 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadden Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2021.