Lake Vendel

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2007 350 individuals C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 2007 1,500-3,000 individuals B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 2007 2,700-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2007 550-720 individuals B1i, C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2007 4-6 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 2006-2007 2-10 breeding pairs C6

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

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Föreningen Vendelsjön 0
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Vendel. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.