A bay of the Kattegatt with a varied shoreline, comprising cliffs, sand beaches and wet meadows. Several shallow water areas in the bay itself provide feeding opportunities for wintering and passage seabirds.
Important for wintering seaducks and seabirds, the site is also a major migratory bottleneck site, where more than 5,000 raptors regularly pass in autumn (mainly Pernis apivorus and Buteo buteo). Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-3 birds). More than 140 breeding species have been recorded.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Skälder. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2019.