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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.

Key Biodiversity The IBA supports a rich breeding bird fauna, and attracts large numbers of migrating waterbirds, cranes, raptors and passerines.

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  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ottenby. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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