|Location||Sweden, Värmland,Västra Götaland|
|Central coordinates||14o 2.31' East 59o 2.53' North|
|IBA criteria||B1iv, C5|
|Altitude||45 - 55m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description Kilsviken is a nutrient-rich bay off Lake Vänern and is surrounded by agricultural land. The shoreline is largely made up of reedbeds (Phragmites) and water-meadows and there is rich aquatic vegetation. Associated with Kilsviken is Kolstrandsviken Bay, which is moderately-rich in nutrients and contains mudflats, and åråsviken Bay. The northern part of åråsviken supports extensive areas of Phragmites, and grazing-meadows and damp forests occur on the many islands.
Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for breeding waterbirds and raptors, and as a stop-over site for migrating waders. Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (4-8 birds).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes||passage||2006||3,000 individuals||-||B1iv, C5|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Dyro-Mallskars Skar||Bird Sanctuary||0||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Gullspångsälven||Nature Reserve||174||protected area contained by site||175|
|Inre Kilsviken||Nature Reserve||127||protected area contained by site||132|
|Kilsviken||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||9,090||is identical to site||9,090|
|Nötön-Åråsviken||Nature Reserve||2,187||protected area contained by site||2,220|
|Vallholmen||Nature Reserve||304||protected area contained by site||107|
|Vallholmen||Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary||160||protected area contained by site||107|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||15%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||5%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||70%|
|Rocky areas||Scree & boulders||5%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||25%|
Protection status National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with Bird Sanctuary (Dyro-Mallskars Skar). IBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (Inner Kilsviken, 132 ha). IBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (Noton-Arasviken). IBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (Vallholmen, 107 ha). 8,910 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Kilsviken, 8,910 ha). IBA overlaps with three Special Protection Areas (totalling 2,554 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Kilsviken. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2015
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