Bay of Torslanda

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 270 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable low
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Site description
The Bay of Torslandaviken forms one of two branches of the mouth of one of Sweden's largest rivers.

Key biodiversity
This is one of the most important sites on the west coast for wintering and passage waterbirds and shorebirds, due to an abundance of food caused by nutrient input from a water-purification plant at the river mouth. A total of 203 species of bird have been recorded in the Bay.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Torslanda. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.