Bay of Kil

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: B1iv, C5 (2007)
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Area: 9,100 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium favourable medium
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Site description
Kilsviken is a nutrient-rich bay off Lake Vänern and is surrounded by agricultural land. The shoreline is largely made up of reedbeds (Phragmites) and water-meadows and there is rich aquatic vegetation. Associated with Kilsviken is Kolstrandsviken Bay, which is moderately-rich in nutrients and contains mudflats, and åråsviken Bay. The northern part of åråsviken supports extensive areas of Phragmites, and grazing-meadows and damp forests occur on the many islands.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for breeding waterbirds and raptors, and as a stop-over site for migrating waders. Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (4-8 birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Kil. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.