Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
26o 5.00' East 60o 46.00' North
40 - 60m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A complex of habitats, comprising several eutrophic lakes and other wetlands, shore meadows, and flooded fields, around the settlement of Artjärvi. The lakes are shallow and abundant in vegetation and are surrounded mostly by farmland and settlements. The IBA encompasses a large area of cultivated fields which are ornithologically important when flooded in spring.
Key Biodiversity One of the most important staging areas for Cygnus cygnus in continental Finland. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (max. 4 pairs breeding, 11 birds on passage).