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Location Finland, Oulun lääni
Central coordinates 29o 12.00' East  66o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 29,972 ha
Altitude 400 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A mosaic of hills, boreal forests and mires lying along the boundary between Oulu and Lappi districts, adjacent to the Russian border. Forested slopes and hills dominate the southern part of the Oulanka National Park, which covers much of the site, whilst the central part holds large areas of old-growth forest, and well-developed aapa mires are typical of the north. Limestone cliffs and numerous rivers and streams increase the diversity of the landscape. Sukerijärvi supports mesotrophic marshy mires interspersed with small islands of Picea abies forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  1995  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  1996  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  A3, C2  Least Concern 
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus breeding  1995  5-10 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1995  40-55 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1995  500-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1995  5-7 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa breeding  1995  4-6 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula breeding  1995  10-20 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus resident  1995  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus resident  1995  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus breeding  1995  20-40 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus resident  1995  200-400 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis breeding  1995  1-2 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1995  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca breeding  1995  500-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1995  5,000-10,000 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  1995  10-20 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus breeding  1995  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  A3, B3  Least Concern 
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera breeding  1995  50-100 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  1995  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Oulangan kansallispuisto National Park 27,830 protected area contained by site 27,893  
Oulanka - FI1101645 Birds Directive 29,390 protected area overlaps with site 27,179  
Sukerijärven luonnonpuisto Strict Nature Reserve 2,152 protected area contained by site 2,079  
Sukerijärvi - FI1101600 Birds Directive 3,394 protected area overlaps with site 2,104  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   35%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International High27,893 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Oulanka, 27,893 ha). 2,079 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Sukerijärvi, 2,079 ha). 29,867 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Oulanka).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oulanka-Sukerijärvi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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