Fjord of Stig

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA criteria met: B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 6,900 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description (baseline)
A fjord between two large islands situated off the west Swedish coast, with extensive shallow waters and a Zostera-covered clay sea-floor. The islands have well-managed coastal meadows with a saltmarsh character and some forest, mostly deciduous and dominated by Quercus. Human activities include boating, swimming, fishing, and grazing for conservation purposes.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is also important for passage waterbirds and waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (4-10 wintering birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fjord of Stig. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.