IBA Criteria met: B1iv, C5 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here
Area: 9,100 ha
|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|For more information about IBA monitoring please click here|
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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Kil. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.