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Location Norway, Nord-Trøndelag
Central coordinates 11o 37.00' East  63o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 2,200 ha
Altitude 70 - 72m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A large, lowland lake between Verdal and Steinkjer, 12 km long and up to c.20 m deep, with a shoreline of c.35 km. The lake is nutrient-rich with large reedbeds Phragmites/Schoenoplectus in shallow areas. Alder Alnus and willow Salix trees occur along most of the shoreline. Adjacent land is mostly cultivated.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus passage  1996  1,000-3,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1992  400-982 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  1996  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Figgaoset Flora and Fauna Protection Area 52 protected area contained by site 52  
Lundselvoset Nature Reserve 45 protected area contained by site 45  
Lyngås-Klinga Bird Sanctuary Flora and Fauna Protection Area 237 protected area contained by site 237  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  2%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  98%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Partial International None52 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Figgaoset, 52 ha). 45 ha of IBA covered by Managed Nature Reserve (Lundselvoset, 45 ha). 237 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Lyngås-Klinga Bird Sanctuary, 237 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Leksdalsvatn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014

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