A large, lowland lake between Verdal and Steinkjer, 12 km long and up to c.20 m deep, with a shoreline of c.35 km. The lake is nutrient-rich with large reedbeds Phragmites/Schoenoplectus in shallow areas. Alder Alnus and willow Salix trees occur along most of the shoreline. Adjacent land is mostly cultivated.
The most important site in central Norway for staging Cygnus cygnus, and one of the most important for breeding Podiceps auritus.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Leksdalsvatn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.