Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 450 ha

Protection status:

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description
Originally an island, the site has been joined to the mainland by an artificial embankment and roadway, a process that resulted in the partial enclosure and desalinization of Farehammarsviken Bay (the main part of the reserve). The bay is shallow and brackish with a freshwater inflow. It contains areas of marshy vegetation and is surrounded by grazed coastal meadows. In addition to agricultural activities, the IBA supports a bird observatory.

Key biodiversity
Goose grazing is important in maintaining the open landscape. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering) and Crex crex (passage). Three hundred and twenty species have been recorded at the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Getterön. Downloaded from on 09/05/2021.