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Location Sweden, Gävleborg,Uppsala
Central coordinates 17o 14.70' East  60o 17.17' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 12,900 ha
Altitude 50 - 75m
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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2004-2006  70-90 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2004-2006  90-105 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2004-2006  8-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2006  20 males only  good  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2004-2006  30-45 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2004-2006  70-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  2004-2006  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2004-2006  8-12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Picus canus breeding  2004-2006  10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  2004-2006  30-45 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Äspenbo - SE0210365 Habitats Directive 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Flenningeskogen Nature Reserve 28 protected area contained by site 28  
Långhällsmossen Nature Reserve 172 protected area contained by site 170  
Långhällsmossen - SE0210363 Birds Directive 172 protected area contained by site 172  
Rävkilarna Nature Reserve 62 protected area contained by site 62  
Rävkilarna - SE0210364 Habitats Directive 46 protected area contained by site 46  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  85%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
Notes: Grazing
forestry 80%
hunting 95%
nature conservation and research 5%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sjöängen - Svartån. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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