Föglö southern archipelago

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B1ii, B3, C3 (2000)
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Area: 29,680 ha


Site description
A large area of outer archipelago to the south-east of åland. The archipelago is dominated by groups of small, treeless, steep islands separated from each other by extensive areas of open sea.

Key biodiversity
An important area for many island-breeding species, especially Alca torda but also Somateria mollissima (1,500 pairs) and Larus fuscus fuscus. It is one of the few wintering areas for waterbirds in Finland due to its location on the edge of the Baltic Sea, which normally remains ice-free. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Polysticta stelleri (1-10 birds, winter), Haliaeetus albicilla (5-10 birds, winter).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Föglö southern archipelago. Downloaded from on 02/12/2021.