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Location Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 25o 30.00' East  61o 3.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 913 ha
Altitude 81 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A large area comprising the shallow bays of Vesijärvi lake and the eutrophic Kutajärvi lake which lie on the southern edge of the Päijänne lake water system. The vegetation is extensive reedbed surrounded by narrow stretches of meadow, and large areas of floating plants.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1996  9 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kutajärven alue - FI0306006 Birds Directive 1,051 protected area overlaps with site 620  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 40%
unknown 60%

Protection status National None International Partial770 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kutajärven alue).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hollola wetlands. Downloaded from on 16/09/2014

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