Lake Hjälstaviken

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1996 4,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1996 3,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Hjälstaviken Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 808 protected area overlaps with site 800
Hjälstaviken Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 770 protected area contained by site 770
Hjälstaviken Naturreservat 808 protected area overlaps with site 800
Hjälstaviken Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 808 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Hjälstaviken. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.