IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,093 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A complex of five adjacent wetlands and adjoining agricultural areas in the southern part of the Kangasala municipality. The lakes and bays are shallow and eutrophic, and surrounded mainly by forests. The farmland inside the IBA boundaries floods in spring, and provides valuable feeding grounds for wildfowl and waders. The area is strongly influenced by man and agriculture is intensive.
An important congregatory area for waterbirds, especially Mergus merganser. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (1-5 pairs, breeding).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kangasala wetlands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1316 on 02/06/2023.