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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.

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 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 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  1998-2007  25-30 breeding pairs  good  B2, 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 
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus resident  2005-2006  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  2006  20-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus resident  2006  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus breeding  50 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 

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  
Färnebofjärden - SE0630190 Birds Directive 5,087 protected area contained by site 5,087  
Färnebofjärden syd - SE0210368 Birds Directive 5,236 protected area contained by site 5,236  
Färnebofjärden, nordväst - SE0620234 Habitats Directive 138 protected area overlaps with site 108  
Gysinge Nature Reserve 458 protected area contained by site 2,723  
Gysinge - SE0630192 Birds Directive 473 protected area contained by site 473  
Hallaren - SE0250171 Birds Directive 163 protected area contained by site 163  
Hedesundafjärden Nature Reserve 920 protected area contained by site 920  
Hedesundafjärden - SE0210366 Birds Directive 1,296 protected area contained by site 1,296  
Ingbokällorna - SE0210370 Habitats Directive 7 protected area overlaps with site 6  
Ista Nature Reserve 728 protected area contained by site 770  
Ista - SE0630191 Birds Directive 728 protected area contained by site 728  
Jordbärsmuren - Ålbo Nature Reserve 989 protected area contained by site 950  
Jordbärsmuren-Ålbo - SE0630153 Birds Directive 988 protected area contained by site 988  
Kolpelle Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 26  
Kolpelle - SE0250031 Habitats Directive 26 protected area contained by site 26  
Östa - SE0210369 Habitats Directive 958 protected area overlaps with site 879  
Östa friluftsreservat Nature Reserve 960 protected area contained by site 969  
Övre Hedesundafjärden - SE0630189 Birds Directive 598 protected area contained by site 598  
Pellesberget - SE0210367 Habitats Directive 930 protected area contained by site 930  
River Dalalven--Farnebofjarden Nature Reserve 4,640 protected area contained by site 4,640  
Villingeskogen Nature Reserve 29 protected area contained by site 30  
Villingeskogen - SE0210373 Habitats Directive 30 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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Färnebofjärden. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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