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Location Finland, Oulun lääni
Central coordinates 23o 10.00' East  63o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3
Area 240 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A fertile coastal wetland close to the town of Kokkola. Due to continuous geological uplifting of the land, the site holds several habitats at various successional stages, including wet meadows with low vegetation, scrub, young deciduous forests and nutrient-poor Pinus sylvestris forests. The area has been managed actively by cutting bushes and cattle-grazing on the tall grass.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1992  460 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1992  101-500 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1992  5,001-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Rummelön-Harrbådan - FI1000003 Birds Directive 236 protected area overlaps with site 197  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Coastline Lagoons  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 5%
unknown 95%

Protection status National None International High236 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rummelö-Harrbodan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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