Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, C1, C3 (2000)
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Area: 13,195 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high unfavourable negligible
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Site description
An offshore archipelago south of åland, comprising two large islands (Lågskär and Nyhamn), and numerous much smaller, rocky islets. Between the two main islands is a large area of open water which is excluded from the IBA.

Key biodiversity
The area is the only major wintering ground for Polysticta stelleri in Finland. Good numbers of Larus fuscus fuscus, Alca torda and Cepphus grylle also breed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lågskär-Nyhamn. Downloaded from on 08/12/2021.