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Location Sweden, Halland
Central coordinates 12o 3.11' East  57o 23.78' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 47m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening



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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1997  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1997  4,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator passage  1997  4,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Äskatorp Nature Reserve 27 protected area contained by site 27  
Backa Nature Reserve 4 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Bay of Kungsbackafjorden Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 7,847 protected area overlaps with site 7,743  
Hållsundsudde-Sönnerbergen Nature Conservation Area 1,874 protected area contained by site 1,876  
Kungsbackafjorden Nature Reserve 5,274 protected area contained by site 5,274  
Kungsbackafjorden - SE0510058 Birds Directive 7,863 is identical to site 7,731  
Kungsbackafjordens öar Nature Conservation Area 151 protected area contained by site 151  
Lotsholmarna, Kungsbackafjorden Nature Reserve 99 protected area contained by site 99  
Malön Nature Reserve 108 protected area contained by site 108  
Näsbokrok Nature Reserve 89 protected area contained by site 90  
Rolfsån - SE0510171 Habitats Directive 37 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Tjolöholm Nature Reserve 109 protected area contained by site 109  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 40%
tourism/recreation -
water management -

Protection status National Low International LowIBA overlaps with two Nature Reserves (totalling 139 ha). IBA overlaps with two Special Protection Areas (totalling 138 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Kungsbackafjorden. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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