Lomma Bight

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1996 224 individuals B3, C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1996 1,642 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1996 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1996 20-40 breeding pairs B3, C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1996 5,000-10,000 individuals B1i, C2
Larus argentatus NR winter 1996 10,000-15,000 individuals B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1996 5 breeding pairs B2, C6

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)
Salvikens strandängar Nature Reserve 135 protected area contained by site 38
Lommaområdet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 472 protected area contained by site 248
Lommabukten Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 220 protected area contained by site 220
Löddeåns mynning (södra) Nature Reserve 155 protected area contained by site 172
Löddeåns mynning (norra) Nature Reserve 194 protected area contained by site 46
Löddeåns mynning Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,842 protected area contained by site 484
Loddeaas mynning (norra) Nature Reserve 196 protected area contained by site 196
Bay of Lommabukten Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 450


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Urban parks and gardens -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lomma Bight. Downloaded from on 24/07/2019.