River Ume Delta and Plains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2001 300-800 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC breeding 1996 900-1,200 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2001 2,250-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC passage 2001 50-150 individuals C2
Goosander Mergus merganser LC breeding 1996 1,400-1,800 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Goosander Mergus merganser LC passage 2001 1,800-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 2001 5,500-15,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC breeding 1996 2,000-2,500 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC passage 2001 2,500-5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2001 275-700 individuals B1i, C2
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC passage 2001 150-450 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 2001 800-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC passage 2001 500-2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC passage 2001 4,000-12,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 2001 10-20 breeding pairs B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC passage 2001 5-20 individuals A1, C1

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Umedeltats slättbygd Djur- och växtskyddsområde 1,259 protected area overlaps with site 0
Umeälvens delta och slätter Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,506 protected area overlaps with site 3,400
Umeälvens Delta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,006 protected area overlaps with site 2,010
Umeälvens delta Naturreservat 1,886 protected area overlaps with site 0
Umeälv delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,040 protected area overlaps with site 1,040
Stora Tuvan Nature Reserve 108 protected area contained by site 170
Södra Degernässlätten - Sundet Naturreservat 168 protected area overlaps with site 0
Röbäcksslätten Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary 372 protected area contained by site 415
Ängsbacka Naturreservat 89 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats & sand flats -
Artificial/Terrestrial Ruderal land -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Ume Delta and Plains. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.