Ledskär – Bay of Karlholm

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 4,600 ha

Protection status:

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description
The IBA comprises two shallow bays in the Gulf of Bothnia and an archipelago of several hundreds of islets and skerries.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for passage wildfowl and waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (2 passage birds), Haliaeetus albicilla (breeding), Crex crex (1-3 breeding pairs), Gallinago media (1-5 passage birds). More than 150 species of bird breed in the IBA, with c.250 species having been recorded in total.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ledskär – Bay of Karlholm. Downloaded from on 17/01/2021.