IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 438 ha
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Site description (baseline)
Open agricultural fields at the junction of the Lapua and Kauhava rivers. Spring cereals, turnip, rape and potato are the most common crops.
Probably the second-best staging area for Anser fabalis fabalis in Finland. The ornithological importance of the area is mainly restricted to periods of spring flooding. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (max. 2 birds, passage), Crex crex (max. 5 pairs, breeding).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alajoki. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1331 on 31/05/2023.