FI004
Saariselkä and Koilliskaira


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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 1996 500-2,000 breeding pairs C2
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1996 50-200 breeding pairs B2, C6
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs C2
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 1996 10-30 breeding pairs A3, B2, C2
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1996 20-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 1996 1,000-5,000 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2, C6
Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus LC breeding 1996 50-200 breeding pairs C2
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC breeding 1996 500-2,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs A3
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 1996 300-1,000 breeding pairs B3, C6
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC breeding 1996 300-1,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii LC breeding 1996 100-300 breeding pairs A3
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus LC breeding 1996 100-300 breeding pairs A3, A4i, B1i, C3
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC breeding 1996 51-100 breeding pairs A3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC breeding 1996 50-200 breeding pairs A3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1996 200-500 breeding pairs A3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1996 2,000-5,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 1996 100-500 breeding pairs A3, C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1996 50-200 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs A3, C6
Circus cyaneus NR breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus LC breeding 1996 100-300 breeding pairs A3
Picoides tridactylus NR resident 1996 500-2,000 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1996 500-2,000 breeding pairs A3, B2
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC resident 1996 2,000-5,000 breeding pairs A3
Phylloscopus borealis NR breeding 1996 10-30 breeding pairs A3
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata LC breeding 1996 1,000-3,000 breeding pairs B2
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus LC breeding 1996 3,000-10,000 breeding pairs B2
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus LC breeding 1996 30-100 breeding pairs A3
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus LC breeding 1996 30-100 breeding pairs A3
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis NT breeding 1996 10,000 breeding pairs B3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1996 20,000 breeding pairs A3
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator LC breeding 1996 400-1,200 breeding pairs A3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1996 200-1,000 breeding pairs A3, B3
Loxia leucoptera NR breeding 1996 50-5,000 breeding pairs A3
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis LC breeding 1996 100-300 breeding pairs A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 1996 500-1,500 breeding pairs A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1996 5,000-16,700 breeding pairs 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
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration 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
Tetrao urogallus Western Capercaillie 2500 2500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 11 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Grus grus Common Crane 200 200 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 2000 2000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Eudromias morinellus Eurasian Dotterel 650 650 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel 275 275 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit 10 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable
Calidris pugnax Ruff 550 550 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Calidris falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper 1600 1600 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Calidris temminckii Temminck's Stint 100 5 breeding pairs 5 very unfavourable
Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope 60 60 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank 325 325 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 7000 7000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Picoides tridactylus 600 850 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Perisoreus infaustus Siberian Jay 5000 5000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Poecile cinctus Siberian Tit 4000 4000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher 6800 6800 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart 18000 18000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing 750 750 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit 15000 17000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Fringilla montifringilla Brambling 50000 50000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pinicola enucleator Pine Grosbeak 1200 1600 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Emberiza rustica Rustic Bunting 500 450 breeding pairs 90 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vaaranaavan soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 3,484 protected area contained by site 3,296
Uura-Aavan soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 2,248 protected area contained by site 2,208
Urho Kekkosen kansallispuisto National Park 254,878 protected area contained by site 255,000
Uk-Puisto-Sompio-Kemihaara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,929 protected area contains site 309,553
Sompion luonnonpuisto Strict Nature Reserve 17,929 protected area contained by site 17,912
Nalka-Aavan soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 1,544 unknown 0
Kemihaaran erämaa Wilderness Area 30,206 protected area contained by site 30,029

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saariselkä and Koilliskaira. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.