Lake Vendel

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
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

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Föreningen Vendelsjön 0
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) 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 more information about the IUCN 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 -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Vendel. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.