Stadil and Vest Stadil Fjords

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Stadil and Vest Stadil Fjords

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    6,932 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    56°10'N 08°11'E
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Stadil and Vest Stadil Fjords. 02/09/77; Region Midtjylland; 6,932 ha; 56°11'N 008°09'E. Natura 2000 (SAC, SPA); Nature Conservation Area. Two shallow fjords with four lakes surrounded by extensive reed swamp, meadows, fields and dunes, with adjacent agricultural land. The site is an internationally important area for breeding, wintering and staging of a diverse number of threatened waterbirds as Eurasian or Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris, Spotted Crake Porzana porzana, Black Tern Chidonias niger, and Ruff Philomachus pugnax. The site includes greater than 1% populations of at least five species, among them Cygnus columbianus bewickii and Anser brachyrhynchus. Human activities include tourism, hunting and reed harvesting. The site is a popular area for birdwatching, and guided tours are frequently organized to raise public awareness about the value of the site. Ramsar site no. 142. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Ringkøbing Municipality

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Stadil and Vest Stadil Fjords
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Stadil and Vest Stadil Fjords
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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