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Location Sweden, Gävleborg,Kopparberg,Uppsala,Västmanland
Central coordinates 16o 47.12' East  60o 12.03' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 25,700 ha
Altitude 51 - 77m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening



Site description An extensive lake and wetland complex situated along the River Dalälven. Much of the area floods regularly and comprises freshwater marsh and peatbogs. The surrounding forests of both coniferous and deciduous species are largely old and undisturbed. Commercial forestry is, however, carried out in some areas.

Key Biodiversity The IBA supports a diversity of breeding species of wetland and forest habitats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1996  40-50 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1996  25-50 males only  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  1,000-1,200 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica breeding  2004  15-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  5-8 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  2-5 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1997  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2004  50-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis resident  2006  30-35 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum resident  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  2006  10 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  2006  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  2006  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus resident  2005-2006  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus breeding  50 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  1998-2007  25-30 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high not assessed not assessed
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Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Färnebofjärden National Park 10,464 protected area contained by site 10,100  
Gysinge Nature Reserve 458 protected area contained by site 2,723  
Hedesundafjärden Nature Reserve 920 protected area contained by site 920  
Ista Nature Reserve 728 protected area contained by site 770  
Jordbärsmuren - Ålbo Nature Reserve 989 protected area contained by site 950  
Kolpelle Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 26  
Östa friluftsreservat Nature Reserve 960 protected area contained by site 969  
River Dalalven--Farnebofjarden Nature Reserve 4,640 protected area contained by site 4,640  
Villingeskogen Nature Reserve 29 protected area contained by site 30  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  35%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 95%
tourism/recreation 5%
forestry 15%

Protection status National High International NoneIBA overlaps with National Park. IBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (4,640 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Färnebofjärden. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/06/2015

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