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Location Sweden, Norrbotten
Central coordinates 22o 26.17' East  65o 21.01' North
IBA criteria B1i, B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Area 7,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 8m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description An island at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia passage  1996  20-50 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  1998  25 breeding pairs  B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle breeding  1996  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii, B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Rödkallen-Söräspen Nature Reserve 7,101 is identical to site 7,004  
Skvolpen Bird Sanctuary 2,500 protected area contained by site 2,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National High International None2,500 ha of IBA covered by Bird Sanctuary (Skvolpen, 2,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rödkallen-SörÄspen. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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