IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 696 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A long, narrow, highly eutrophic bay at the mouth of the Paimio river. The bay is surrounded mainly by forests and scrub, with some farmland and settlements. Along the shores the meadows are grazed, which has increased the ornithological importance of the area.
An important staging area for waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Paimionlahti bay. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1290 on 29/05/2023.