River Dal – Håvran

Country/territory: Sweden

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 4,900 ha

Protection status:

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description
This site includes some broader stretches of the River Dalälven, notably Lake Hovran (in fact part of the river) and several smaller lagoons. Open areas around the lakes support Salix/Phragmites vegetation. Arable land and coniferous and deciduous forests surround the IBA.

Key biodiversity
The IBA supports breeding wetland species, and is an important stop-over site for migrating waterbirds and waders. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Dal – Håvran. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.