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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.

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 


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 on 31/08/2014

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