|Location||Finland, Länsi-Suomen lääni|
|Central coordinates||21o 20.00' East 61o 45.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, B3, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The area holds one of the largest populations of Larus fuscus fuscus in Finland. Important populations of several other island-breeding species also occur.
Site description A large archipelago offshore of Merikarvia. The landscape is dominated by large areas of open sea with several groups of numerous scattered islands. The most important part of this site is the large archipelago of Oura, practically unpopulated by man, and encompassing numerous larger, mainly forested islands, and hundreds of small islets and rocks. Iso-Enskeri and Vähä-Enskeri islands hold a remarkable number of Pinus trees in excess of 200 years old.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus||breeding||1996||348 breeding pairs||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Caspian Tern Sterna caspia||breeding||1996||8 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Gummandooran saaristo - FI0200075||Birds Directive||3,294||protected area overlaps with site||3,013|
|Komopassi-Pitkäniemennokka||Protected Areas on Private Land||254||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Mäntyniemennokan-Lammaskarin luonnonsuojelualue||Private Nature Reserve||6||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Ouran saaristo - FI0200077||Habitats Directive||3,073||protected area overlaps with site||2,453|
|Piuskarin-Pirttikarin luonnonsuojelualue||Private Nature Reserve||89||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Pooskerin saaristo - FI0200076||Birds Directive||3,151||protected area overlaps with site||1,599|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Protection status National Low International None340 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Lands (Mäntyniennennokka, 7 ha; Komopassi-Pitkäniemennokka, 254 ha; Piuskari-Pirttikari, 86 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oura and Enskeri archipelagos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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