Kirkkonummi archipelago

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i (2015)
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Area: 11,808 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable low low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A large area of both inner and outer archipelago situated off Porkkala peninsula in the central part of the Gulf of Finland. The archipelago is dominated by large areas of open water. Most of the islands are small, barren and rocky, but a few are larger and forested. Some islands have small areas of low vegetated shore meadows and shallow lagoons. The main human activity is recreational boating but landing is forbidden on many islands. Few islands have cottages or other buildings.

Key biodiversity
Nationally important populations of Larus marinus (67-70 pairs) and Larus argentatus (1,865 pairs) also breed. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Polysticta stelleri (up to 40 birds on passage, irregular), Haliaeetus albicilla (3 individuals, passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kirkkonummi archipelago. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023.