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Location Sweden, Kalmar
Central coordinates 16o 25.10' East  56o 13.08' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4
Area 3,800 ha
Altitude 0 - 8m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening



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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 areas

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  
Ottenby - SE0330083 Birds Directive 1,026 protected area contained by site 1,026  
Ottenby NR - SE0330108 Habitats Directive 2,391 protected area overlaps with site 2,212  
Stora Alvaret - SE0330176 Birds Directive 25,995 protected area overlaps with site 586  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland   -
Grassland   -
Coastline Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches  -
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ottenby. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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