|Central coordinates||12o 14.48' East 57o 7.94' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, B3, C2, C3, C6|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Originally an island, the site has been joined to the mainland by an artificial embankment and roadway, a process that resulted in the partial enclosure and desalinization of Farehammarsviken Bay (the main part of the reserve). The bay is shallow and brackish with a freshwater inflow. It contains areas of marshy vegetation and is surrounded by grazed coastal meadows. In addition to agricultural activities, the IBA supports a bird observatory.
Key Biodiversity Goose grazing is important in maintaining the open landscape. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering) and Crex crex (passage). Three hundred and twenty species have been recorded at the site.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||passage||-||150-200 individuals||-||C2||Least Concern|
|Common Teal Anas crecca||breeding||1996||2,600 breeding pairs||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta||breeding||1996||58 breeding pairs||good||B3, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Getterön||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||350||is identical to site||450|
|Getteröns fågelreservat||Nature Reserve||350||protected area overlaps with site||330|
|Getteröns fågelreservat - SE0510049||Birds Directive||350||protected area contained by site||350|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||40%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||8%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Protection status National High International HighIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (Getteron, 360 ha). 340 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Getterön, 340 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (344 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Getterön. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014
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