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A large archipelago in the south-east of the Gulf of Bothnia. Most of the islands are small, treeless and rocky, whilst the larger ones support forest, treeless heaths, meadows and sand-dunes. Large heaps of wrack Fucus vesiculosus line the shores, attracting many birds. There are a few fishermen's cottages in the area.
An important area for island-breeding birds and a staging area for waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Polysticta stelleri (1-10 birds, passage), Haliaeetus albicilla (max. 5 birds, passage and wintering).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kristiinankaupunki southern archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2021.