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Location Sweden, Uppsala
Central coordinates 17o 41.10' East  60o 10.68' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3, C6
Area 2,200 ha
Altitude 24 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis winter  2007  2,700-6,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser winter  2007  1,500-3,000 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2007  350 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  2007  4-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2007  550-720 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  2006-2007  2-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Föreningen Vendelsjön 0


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  40%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
forestry 10%
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation 5%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
not utilised 10%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Vendelsjön. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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