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.
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.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Dal – Håvran. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.