Archipelago of Stockholm

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 159,000 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description (2000 baseline)
The main area of interest can be divided into four island groups: Stora Nassa˜c.400 closely spaced rocky islets with little or no vegetation. The largest island has maritime Betula forest whilst others support Juniperus. Wet grasslands are also present. Lilla Nassa˜smaller area than Stora Nassa but with islands more spread out and with very little vegetation. Gillöga˜flat islands in shallow waters with abundant cover and submerged offshore reefs. Svenska Högarna˜a flat island with Juniperus, and heather Calluna. The archipelago is largely uninhabited but during the summer is a popular leisure (boating) area.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important breeding area for seaducks, waders, gulls and seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Archipelago of Stockholm. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.