Tautra & Svaet

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 2000-2014 50-120 individuals A1
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 2004-2013 2,000-5,000 individuals B1i, B3
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 2004-2014 70-190 individuals B1i, B2
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC breeding 2013 1,000 breeding pairs B3
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 2009 1,600-1,750 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tautra & Svaet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,054 is identical to site 0
Tautra Naturreservat 38 protected area contained by site 0
Tauterryggen Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 4,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Svaet Dyrefredningsområde 146 protected area contained by site 0
Øksningen Naturreservat 1 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Forest Mixed woodland -
Introduced vegetation -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons, Mud flats and sand flats, Shingle or stony beaches, Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tautra & Svaet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.