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Location Sweden, Örebro,Södermanland,Västmanland
Central coordinates 15o 43.66' East  59o 13.40' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 9,200 ha
Altitude 22 - 35m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description An area of shoals in the central part of Lake Hjälmaren.

Key Biodiversity The site is also important as a stop-over site for Larus minutus and Chlidonias niger, especially during late summer.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia passage  1996  50-300 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Grundholmarna Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  100%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  minor
Forest   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Storhjälmaren. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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