Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A fertile coastal wetland close to the town of Kokkola. Due to continuous geological uplifting of the land, the site holds several habitats at various successional stages, including wet meadows with low vegetation, scrub, young deciduous forests and nutrient-poor Pinus sylvestris forests. The area has been managed actively by cutting bushes and cattle-grazing on the tall grass.

Key biodiversity
An important congregatory area for migrating waterbirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International High236 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rummelö-Harrbodan. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.