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Location Sweden, Östergötland
Central coordinates 16o 24.80' East  58o 37.83' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3
Area 3,600 ha
Altitude 0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description A shallow bay containing some 20 islands, surrounded by extensive grazed meadows and reedbeds Phragmites. Dryer areas support Juniperus.

Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for breeding waterbirds and as a stop-over site for passage wildfowl and waders.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  4,000-6,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  4,000-5,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla non-breeding  1996  10-16 individuals  good  A1, C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Djurön Nature Reserve 248 protected area overlaps with site 36  
Södra Bråviken Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 3,610 is identical to site 3,600  
Svensksundsviken Nature Reserve 1,970 protected area overlaps with site 1,920  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  10%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  75%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 60%

Protection status National Partial International Partial2,026 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Svensksundsvikens, 2,026 ha). 2,026 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (2,026 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bay of Svensksundsviken. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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