Päätyeenlahti bay

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C7 (2000)
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Area: 422 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high unfavourable low
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Site description
Päätyeenlahti is a long and shallow bay on Kiteenjärvi lake, with Equisetum and Phragmites beds and abundant floating vegetation, which covers the bay in August. The shores of the bay are mainly bordered by open, semi-natural and agricultural habitats with settlements and two roads. There are also smaller areas of Salix bushes and stands of mixed forest.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for wetland birds, including one of the largest colonies of Larus minutus in Finland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Päätyeenlahti bay. Downloaded from on 08/12/2021.