Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Finland, Itä-Suomen lääni
29o 28.00' East 62o 56.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A series of raised bogs lying north of Höytiäinen lake. The area is dominated by dry, sparsely forested Sphagnum peatland with a few larger areas of open mire and small pools. The forest is mainly barren and Pinus sylvestris-dominated.
Key Biodiversity The most important staging area for Grus grus in eastern Finland. The site is also important as a breeding area for boreal birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (max. 1 individual, passage).