IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 81,781 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A very large and diverse wetland complex, including sea bays, archipelago and farmland, in the vicinity of Oulu city. The site comprises extensive coastal meadows, early successional young deciduous forests, dry meadows, cattle-grazed farmland, sand beaches, sand-dunes, lagoons and inhabited areas.
A uniquely important breeding and staging area for numerous species. A very high proportion of the populations of many northern species stage on the area.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oulu region wetlands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1352 on 10/06/2023.