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Location Finland, Oulun lääni
Central coordinates 27o 36.00' East  65o 37.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 31,395 ha
Altitude 400 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description One of the most important areas of boreal forest in the Pohjanmaa region. A 25-km chain of boreal forests lies at the core of the site, with additional forests extending eastwards. The landscape is hilly, with one peak reaching a height of 431 m. The forests are dominated by Picea, but deciduous forests cover the lower parts of the hills.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix resident  1997  101-200 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1997  201-500 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus resident  1997  51-100 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus resident  1997  101-200 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1997  501-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata breeding  1997  2,001-5,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus breeding  1997  21-50 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jaaskamonvaara Specific Protection Area 5,755 unknown 0  
Latva - Korte - Kärppävaara - FI1105407 Habitats Directive 2,041 protected area overlaps with site 1,851  
Latvakouvan luonnonsuojelualue 1 Private Nature Reserve 45 unknown 0  
Maaselkä - FI1103813 Birds Directive 3,230 protected area overlaps with site 3,011  
Salmitunturi - Rääpysjärvi - FI1105405 Birds Directive 7,572 protected area overlaps with site 6,621  
Syöte - FI1103828 Birds Directive 19,641 protected area overlaps with site 17,653  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   70%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  30%

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International High5,720 ha of IBA covered by Specific Protection Area (Jaaskamonvaara, 5,755 ha). 46 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Land (Latvakouva, 46 ha). 31,395 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Syöte).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Syöte-Salmitunturi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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