Lake Persöfjärden

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,000 ha

Protection status:

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high favourable negligible
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Site description
A lake, c.15 km long, which was isolated from the Gulf of Bothnia by land elevation. The shallow waters have favoured the spread of Scirpus and Phragmites, which almost divide the lake in two at one point. Floating vegetation is also extensive and parts of the south-western end of the lake have been invaded by Salix scrub.

Key biodiversity
The area is important as a resting area for migrating geese, ducks, raptors and waders. 210 species of bird have been recorded.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Persöfjärden. Downloaded from on 25/06/2021.