FI028
Oulu region wetlands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 1997 450-480 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1997 3,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1997 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1997 50 individuals A1, C1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1997 30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC passage 1997 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Goosander Mergus merganser LC passage 1997 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC breeding 1997 600-650 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC passage 1997 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC passage 1997 50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 1997 50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC breeding 1997 300-350 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1997 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC passage 1997 50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1997 10-30 breeding pairs B3, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1997 40-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1997 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 8-12 breeding pairs B2, C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 1997 700-750 breeding pairs B3, C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1997 50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC passage 1997 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC passage 1997 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 1997 7,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC passage 1997 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 1997 790-850 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1997 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1997 200-250 breeding pairs B2
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 1997 40,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 1997 400-500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1997 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1997 1,200-1,300 breeding pairs B2
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1997 200 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1997 25-70 breeding pairs B2, C6
Circus cyaneus NR breeding 1997 10-40 breeding pairs B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC passage 1997 30 individuals A1, C1
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus LC breeding 1997 10,000 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1992-1997 400,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser anser Greylag Goose 650 650 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Anser anser Greylag Goose 2500 2500 individuals 100 favourable
Anser fabalis Bean Goose 10000 10000 individuals 100 favourable
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye 9000 7000 individuals 78 near favourable
Mareca penelope Eurasian Wigeon 10000 10000 individuals 100 favourable
Mareca penelope Eurasian Wigeon 10000 2000 individuals 20 not assessed
Anas acuta Northern Pintail 6000 1500 individuals 25 very unfavourable
Anas acuta Northern Pintail 2500 2500 individuals 100 favourable
Anas crecca Common Teal 11000 11000 individuals 100 favourable
Porzana porzana Spotted Crake 15 15 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Grus grus Common Crane 1500 1900 individuals 100 favourable
Grus grus Common Crane 2000 5000 individuals 100 favourable
Botaurus stellaris Eurasian Bittern 25 34 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Calidris pugnax Ruff 700 370 breeding pairs 53 unfavourable
Calidris pugnax Ruff 5000 1500 individuals 30 very unfavourable
Calidris minuta Little Stint 1500 150 individuals 10 not assessed
Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank 800 150 individuals 19 very unfavourable
Tringa totanus Common Redshank 800 600 breeding pairs 75 near favourable
Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull 500 540 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Larus canus Mew Gull 1200 1200 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Siikajoen lintuvedet ja suot Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,240 protected area overlaps with site 1,306
Säärenperä ja Karinkannanmatala Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,126 protected area contained by site 624
Perämeren Saaret Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 285,990 protected area overlaps with site 931
Oulu region wetlands Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 1,014 protected area contained by site 1,014
Oulu region wetlands Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 1,523 protected area contained by site 1,523
Oulu region wetlands Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 3,653 protected area overlaps with site 2,400
Oulu region wetlands Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 11,770 protected area contained by site 11,770
Ojakylänlahti ja Kengänkari Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,671 protected area overlaps with site 257
Liminganlahti Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 261 protected area contained by site 11,823
Kirkkosalmi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 514 protected area overlaps with site 919
Kempeleenlahden ranta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 259 protected area contained by site 192
Isomatala-Maasyvänlahti Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,616 protected area contained by site 1,531
Isomatala-Maasyvän luonnonsuojelualue Private Nature Reserve 1,375 protected area contained by site 764
Hailuoto, pohjoisranta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 161 protected area overlaps with site 2,515
Akionlahti Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,823 protected area overlaps with site 243

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Coastline Lagoons -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oulu region wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2020.