IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1995 50-100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 1996 10-20 breeding pairs A3, C2
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus LC breeding 1995 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1995 40-55 breeding pairs A3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1995 500-1,000 breeding pairs B2
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 1995 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC breeding 1995 4-6 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1995 5-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
Picoides tridactylus NR resident 1995 100-200 breeding pairs B2, C6
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1995 100-200 breeding pairs A3, B2
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC resident 1995 200-400 breeding pairs A3
Phylloscopus borealis NR breeding 1995 1-2 breeding pairs A3
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca LC breeding 1995 500-1,000 breeding pairs B3
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus LC breeding 1995 1,000-2,000 breeding pairs B2
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus LC breeding 1995 20-40 breeding pairs A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1995 5,000-10,000 breeding pairs A3
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator LC breeding 1995 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1995 50-100 breeding pairs A3, B3
Loxia leucoptera NR breeding 1995 50-100 breeding pairs A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 1995 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Lyrurus tetrix Black Grouse 310 260 breeding pairs 84 near favourable
Lymnocryptes minimus Jack Snipe 55 33 breeding pairs 60 not assessed
Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank 40 40 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 875 875 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Picoides tridactylus 100 110 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Perisoreus infaustus Siberian Jay 380 380 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Poecile cinctus Siberian Tit 330 75 breeding pairs 23 very unfavourable
Ficedula hypoleuca European Pied Flycatcher 700 400 breeding pairs 58 unfavourable
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart 1500 1500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing 110 290 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Fringilla montifringilla Brambling 5000 5000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Emberiza rustica Rustic Bunting 675 275 breeding pairs 41 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sukerijärvi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,075 protected area overlaps with site 2,104
Sukerijärven luonnonpuisto Strict Nature Reserve 2,152 protected area contained by site 2,079
Oulanka Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 99 protected area overlaps with site 27,179
Oulangan kansallispuisto National Park 28,139 protected area contained by site 27,893


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oulanka-Sukerijärvi. Downloaded from on 26/02/2020.