FI049
Alajoki


Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 438 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable negligible
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Site description
Open agricultural fields at the junction of the Lapua and Kauhava rivers. Spring cereals, turnip, rape and potato are the most common crops.

Key biodiversity
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).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alajoki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2019.