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
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Marine Coastal/Supratidal 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Södra Lommabukten med Tågarps hed och Alnarps fälad Naturreservat 256 protected area contained by site 0
Salvikens strandängar Naturreservat 135 protected area contained by site 38
Öresundsparken Nature Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 0
Lommaområdet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 248 protected area contained by site 248
Lommabukten Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 220 protected area contained by site 220
Löddeåns mynning (södra delen) Naturreservat 155 protected area contained by site 172
Löddeåns mynning (norra delen) Naturreservat 194 protected area contained by site 46
Löddeåns mynning Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 484 protected area contained by site 484
Loddeaas mynning (norra) Nature Reserve 196 protected area contained by site 196
Haboljungs fure Naturreservat 32 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bay of Lommabukten Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 450
Alkärret i Haboljung Naturreservat 9 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lomma Bight. Downloaded from on 02/07/2020.