Mietoistenlahti bay

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 2,062 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium favourable low
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Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mietoistenlahti bay. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.