Rödkallen – Söräspen Islands

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An island at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Surveys undertaken in 1999 show increases in numbers of Phalacrocorax carbo, Somateria mollissima and several species of seabird (for example, Cepphus grylle). This is thought to be as a result of nutrient enrichment in the Gulf of Bothnia leading to increases in fish stocks.

Protected areas
National High International None2,500 ha of IBA covered by Bird Sanctuary (Skvolpen, 2,500 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rödkallen – Söräspen Islands. Downloaded from on 20/09/2020.