Western part of Vejlerne, Arup Holm and Hovsør Røn

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 3,850 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 freshwater area, with meadows grazed by cattle, and large expanses of reedbed.

Key biodiversity
This is an important staging area for Cygnus cygnus and C. columbianus. In total nearly 20,000 waterbirds overwinter or stage at this site. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Circus aeruginosus, Porzana porzana, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna hirundo, S. paradisaea, S. albifrons and Chlidonias niger.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western part of Vejlerne, Arup Holm and Hovsør Røn. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.