Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 3,800 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description
This site forms the southernmost tip of the island of öland and consists of deciduous woodland with Betula, Quercus, and Populus tremula, open grazing-land, scrub, sand/pebble beaches, sandbanks and small bays. There are also extensive shallows and seaweed-covered beaches. The dominant human activity is cattle-raising.

Key biodiversity
The IBA supports a rich breeding bird fauna, and attracts large numbers of migrating waterbirds, cranes, raptors and passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ottenby. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.