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A long, shallow bay at the mouth of the Laajoki river. The site is dominated by an area of shallow brackish water with extensive beds of vegetation, especially reed Phragmites. Farmland and settlements lie adjacent to the site.
An internationally important staging area and nationally important breeding area for waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Gallinago media (6-10 birds, passage).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mietoistenlahti bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/02/2023.