|Location||Finland, Oulun lääni|
|Central coordinates||24o 55.00' East 65o 23.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The most important group of islands for birds in the Bay of Bothnia. The numbers of Larus fuscus fuscus, L. marinus, Sterna caspia (50 pairs, 120 birds in spring and 250 birds in autumn) and Alca torda are probably the most significant. The area is also one of the most important staging areas for moulting Anser anser (1,200 birds) in the country. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Polysticta stelleri (non-breeding), Haliaeetus albicilla (max. 3 birds, passage).
Site description A group of islands in the Bay of Bothnia. The oldest islands are heavily forested, the youngest (more recently formed by continued land uplift) are sandy or swampy with scattered stones. Human impact is minor.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Merganser Mergus merganser||passage||1997||2,000 individuals||medium||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus||breeding||1997||170 breeding pairs||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Caspian Tern Sterna caspia||breeding||1997||50-60 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Krunnien luonnonsuojelualue||Private Nature Reserve||4,435||protected area overlaps with site||4,434|
|Krunnit Islands||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||4,436||protected area overlaps with site||4,436|
|Perämeren saaret - FI1300302||Birds Directive||7,136||protected area overlaps with site||4,195|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||80%|
|Coastline||Rock stacks and islets||15%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Protection status National High International High4,434 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Land (Krunnit, 4,441 ha). 4,319 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Krunnit, 4,319 ha). 4,443 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Perämeren saaret).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krunnit archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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