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Location Sweden, Jämtland
Central coordinates 12o 19.00' East  63o 31.70' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Area 45,500 ha
Altitude 450 - 913m
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
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus breeding  2007  2 individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  2007  1,000-6,000 individuals  poor  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2006-2007  50-250 males only  medium  A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  2007  20-100 individuals  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii breeding  2007  10-50 individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  2007  50-250 individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus breeding  2007  200-1,200 individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis breeding  2007  10-100 individuals  poor  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium not assessed not assessed

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Åreälven - SE0720286 Habitats Directive 6,483 protected area overlaps with site 2,047  
Styggdalen-Vargån - SE0720279 Habitats Directive 327 protected area contained by site 327  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  25%
Shrubland Scrub  minor
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  35%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middagsfjället - Dörrshöjden. Downloaded from on 04/05/2015

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