Country/territory: Sweden

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

Protection status:

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 (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ottenby. Downloaded from on 23/04/2021.