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Location Finland, Länsi-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 21o 28.00' East  62o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 200 ha
Altitude 5 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A small area of farmland close to the Gulf of Bothnia. This open landscape is dominated by potato fields which are essential for staging geese. In years when spring flooding is heavy the area also attracts other staging waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  3,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  300-500 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lålbyn peltoaukea - FI0800162 Birds Directive 135 protected area overlaps with site 113  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lålby fields. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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