Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
24o 15.00' East 60o 58.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A small eutrophic lake surrounded by young deciduous forests in the heart of Häme province. The area of open water is small, with extensive marshes of Equisetum, Carex and grasses, which were harvestedby local people until the 1950s, and now are encroaching on the lake. The major human activity is large-scale hunting in autumn.
Key Biodiversity One of the best breeding areas for Porzana porzana in Finland. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (1-5 pairs, breeding).