Bay of Strandstugu

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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 2000-2006 2,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 2000-2007 170 individuals C2
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 2000-2006 60,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 2000-2006 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC winter 2000-2006 75 individuals B1i, C2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 2000-2007 14 individuals C6

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

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Strandstuviken Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 990 protected area contained by site 0
Strandstuviken Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 990 protected area contained by site 989
Strandstuviken Naturreservat 989 protected area contained by site 997

Local Conservation Groups

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

Name Year formed
Fågelföreningen Tärnan 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 Mixed woodland -
Marine Neritic -
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 -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bay of Strandstugu. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.