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Location Norway, Hedmark
Central coordinates 11o 39.00' East  60o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 4,400 ha
Altitude 132 - 140m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A shallow lake (up to 17 m deep) surrounded by mixed forest, Alnus forest and agricultural land. It is normally ice-covered in winter.

Key Biodiversity A wide range of waterbirds stage here on passage.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  10-1,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Seimsjøen Nature Reserve 323 protected area contained by site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 7%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Storsjøen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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