Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
25o 30.00' East 61o 3.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
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.
Key Biodiversity 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).