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Site description (2000 baseline)
A shallow eutrophic sea bay at the mouth of the Laihia river lying south of the town of Vaasa. Most of the bay is open water, although there are wide marshes, and extensive beds of reed Phragmites. To the south lies the agricultural area of Söderfjärden, which was previously a sea bay. The IBA also includes an undisturbed area of inner archipelago, where Grus grus from the farmland roost.
The most important staging area for Grus grus in Finland. It is also important for other staging waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sundominlahti Bay and Söderfjärden. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sundominlahti-bay-and-söderfjärden-iba-finland on 03/12/2023.