|Location||Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni|
|Central coordinates||24o 4.00' East 61o 27.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, C3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information An important congregatory area for waterbirds, especially Mergus merganser. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (1-5 pairs, breeding).
Site description A complex of five adjacent wetlands and adjoining agricultural areas in the southern part of the Kangasala municipality. The lakes and bays are shallow and eutrophic, and surrounded mainly by forests. The farmland inside the IBA boundaries floods in spring, and provides valuable feeding grounds for wildfowl and waders. The area is strongly influenced by man and agriculture is intensive.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Merganser Mergus merganser||passage||1996||1,001-5,000 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kirkkojärven alue - FI0316005||Birds Directive||305||protected area overlaps with site||279|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||10%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater||30%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||50%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Protection status National None International Partial305 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kirkkojärvi).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kangasala wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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