Bay of Svensksund

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A shallow bay containing some 20 islands, surrounded by extensive grazed meadows and reedbeds Phragmites. Dryer areas support Juniperus.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for breeding waterbirds and as a stop-over site for passage wildfowl and waders.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
A Ramsar Site (3,680 ha) is likely to be designated in the near future.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial2,026 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Svensksundsvikens, 2,026 ha). 2,026 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (2,026 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Svensksund. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.