|Central coordinates||6o 40.00' East 58o 5.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 30m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The area consists of a stretch of coastline and five separate wetlands inland. The latter are remnants following extensive drainage during the twentieth century. The coastline at Lista typically consists of stony and sandy beaches and the site includes a large offshore area of shallow sea. The inland wetlands consist of nutrient-rich lakes, marshes and mudflats.
Key Biodiversity A notable staging area for waterbirds both in spring and autumn, e.g. for Calidris alpina (7,000 on passage). Numerous seabirds, birds of prey and passerines also make use of the wetland system during migration. More than 5,000 pairs of waterbird breed in the area, and 5,000-8,000 waterbirds winter there.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greylag Goose Anser anser||passage||1994||4,000 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Melanitta fusca||winter||1995||500 individuals||good||B2||Not Recognised|
|Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus||winter||1995||75 individuals||good||B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Redshank Tringa totanus||breeding||1987||600 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus||breeding||1995||2,545 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i, B3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Hanangervann og Kråkenesvann||Protected Landscape||257||protected area contained by site||257|
|Lista Wetlands System||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||724||protected area overlaps with site||724|
|Listastrendene||Landscape Protected Area||780||protected area contained by site||600|
|Lundevågen||Flora and Fauna Protection Area||11||protected area contained by site||11|
|Nesheimvann||Nature Reserve||147||protected area contained by site||147|
|Prestevannet||Flora and Fauna Protection Area||37||protected area contained by site||37|
|Rauna||Nature Reserve||26||protected area contained by site||26|
|Røyrtjern||Nature Reserve||9||protected area contained by site||9|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater||-|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||25%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||11%|
Protection status National High International None147 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nesheimvann, 147 ha). 26 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Rauna, 26 ha). 9 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Røyrtjern, 9 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Lundevågen, 11 ha). 37 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Prestevannet, 37 ha). 257 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Hanangervann og Kråkenesvann, 257 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lista wetland system. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014
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