|Location||Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni|
|Central coordinates||25o 30.00' East 61o 3.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information An important breeding and congregating area for waterbirds in continental Finland, with breeding species including Podiceps cristatus (517 pairs), P. grisegena (33 pairs), Aythya ferina (73 pairs) and Larus ridibundus (650 pairs).
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris||breeding||1996||9 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|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||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Large parts of the area have remained undeveloped but there are plans for further housing developments along the shoreline. Overgrowth of the wetland is a threat. The majority of the area is listed under the National Bird Sanctuary Protection Programme, with just the Niemelänlahti area being totally unprotected. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Protection status National None International Partial770 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kutajärven alue).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hollola wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2013
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