|Central coordinates||16o 25.10' East 56o 13.08' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4|
|Altitude||0 - 8m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description This site forms the southernmost tip of the island of öland and consists of deciduous woodland with Betula, Quercus, and Populus tremula, open grazing-land, scrub, sand/pebble beaches, sandbanks and small bays. There are also extensive shallows and seaweed-covered beaches. The dominant human activity is cattle-raising.
Key Biodiversity The IBA supports a rich breeding bird fauna, and attracts large numbers of migrating waterbirds, cranes, raptors and passerines.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||passage||-||20,000-60,000 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Brent Goose Branta bernicla||passage||-||50,000-65,000 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||passage||-||50,000-99,999 individuals||unknown||A4iii, C4|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Ottenby||Nature Reserve||1,026||protected area contained by site||1,610|
|Ottenby||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||1,610||protected area contained by site||1,610|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||-|
|Coastline||Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches||-|
|Sea||Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Protection status National High International High1,610 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ottenby, 1,610 ha). 1,610 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Ottenby, 1,610 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
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