Artic tern with offspring

Wadden Sea2009

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

Its central position along the East Atlantic Flyway makes the Wadden Sea a vital refuge for over 10 million migratory birds each year. Many birds, such as red knots, brent geese and dunlins, rely on our coastal tidal flats and salt marshes for food and rest. Here they will find enough fuel to complete the long journey from their winter homes in Africa and Europe to their summer breeding grounds in the Arctic.


  • Title: Artic tern with offspring
  • Creator: Wadden Sea
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Rights: Tandrup Naturfilm
  • Location: Denmark/Germany/Netherlands
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (viii)(ix)(x)
  • Date of Inscription: 2009
  • Category of Site: Natural site

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