IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC breeding 1990 90 breeding pairs B2
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1990 501-1,000 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 very unfavourable low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population medium

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Calidris falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper 50 16 breeding pairs 32 very unfavourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 475 475 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ojanperän luonnonsuojelualue Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 6 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kilsiaavan-Ristivuoman soidensuojelualue Soidensuojelualue 9,133 protected area overlaps with site 7,823
Kilsiaapa-Ristivuoma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,687 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kilsiaapa-Ristivuoma Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,687 protected area overlaps with site 7,823
KILSIAAPA-RISTIVUOMA Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 12 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kilsiaapa-Ristivuoma. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.