Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Finland, Ahvenanmaan maakunta
19o 55.00' East 59o 50.00' North
A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, C1, C3
Year of IBA assessment
Site description An offshore archipelago south of åland, comprising two large islands (Lågskär and Nyhamn), and numerous much smaller, rocky islets. Between the two main islands is a large area of open water which is excluded from the IBA.
Key Biodiversity The area is the only major wintering ground for Polysticta stelleri in Finland. Good numbers of Larus fuscus fuscus, Alca torda and Cepphus grylle also breed.