Database release:

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)



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1.1 Type


1.2 Site code


1.3 Site name


1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:1996-12
National legal reference of SPA designationGovernmental act M96/4019/4
Date site proposed as SCI:1995-12
Date site confirmed as SCI:2005-01
Date site designated as SAC:2011-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Governmental act M2010/4648/Nm


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]


2.4 Sitelength [km]:


2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (0.00 %) Marine Baltic Sea (88.10 %)


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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1110  info      820.6  0.00 
1170  info      3575.5  0.00 
1220  info      21.9  0.00 
1620  info      0.3  0.00 
1630  info      56.6  0.00 
1640  info      107.6  0.00 
2110  info      207.8  0.00 
4030  info      84  0.00 
7140  info      2.1  0.00 
8230  info      3.6  0.00 
9010  info      47.7  0.00 
9030  info      106.5  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA223Aegolius funereus           
BA200Alca torda           
BA052Anas crecca           
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA256Anthus trivialis           
BA028Ardea cinerea           
P1945Artemisia campestris ssp. bottnica    20000  25000     
BA222Asio flammeus           
BA061Aythya fuligula           
BA045Branta leucopsis                 
BA067Bucephala clangula           
BA146Calidris temminckii           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus                 
BA365Carduelis spinus           
BA202Cepphus grylle           
BA137Charadrius hiaticula           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA208Columba palumbus           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA038Cygnus cygnus           
BA236Dryocopus martius           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA381Emberiza schoeniclus           
BA098Falco columbarius           
BA096Falco tinnunculus           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA360Fringilla montifringilla           
BA153Gallinago gallinago           
BA002Gavia arctica           
BA001Gavia stellata           
BA217Glaucidium passerinum                 
BA127Grus grus           
M1364Halichoerus grypus           
BA233Jynx torquilla                 
BA184Larus argentatus           
BA183Larus fuscus           
BA179Larus ridibundus           
BA157Limosa lapponica           
BA272Luscinia svecica           
BA066Melanitta fusca           
BA068Mergus albellus           
BA070Mergus merganser           
BA069Mergus serrator           
P1962Moehringia lateriflora    10  20     
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA158Numenius phaeopus           
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA094Pandion haliaetus           
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis           
BA170Phalaropus lobatus           
M1938Phoca hispida bottnica           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus           
BA241Picoides tridactylus           
BA140Pluvialis apricaria           
BA140Pluvialis apricaria           
BA372Pyrrhula pyrrhula           
BA317Regulus regulus           
BA249Riparia riparia           
BA063Somateria mollissima           
BA173Stercorarius parasiticus           
BA195Sterna albifrons (nytt namn Sternula albifrons)           
BA190Sterna caspia (nytt namn Hydroprogne caspia)           
BA190Sterna caspia (nytt namn Hydroprogne caspia)           
BA193Sterna hirundo           
BA193Sterna hirundo           
BA194Sterna paradisaea           
BA194Sterna paradisaea           
BA456Surnia ulula           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA310Sylvia borin           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA108Tetrao urogallus           
BA161Tringa erythropus           
BA166Tringa glareola           
BA164Tringa nebularia           
BA165Tringa ochropus           
BA162Tringa totanus           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA284Turdus pilaris           
BA142Vanellus vanellus           
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

Situated in the archipelago of Bothnian Bay, mainly covered by 7004 hectares water areas with 579 hectares landareas including the islands of Rödkallen, Storgrundet, Sör-Äspen, Grillklippan, Sandgrönnorna, Båkgrönnan, Skvalpen-Nyvallen. Above high geologic and botanic values there is a richness of birdlife with the highest abundancy of Sterna caspia-colonies of Sweden with more than 100's of pairs. There is large distinctions between the islands. Sandgrönnorna has glacifluvial origin and consists mostly of sands, while Sör_Äspen comprises a 170 ha flat morainlayer covered by spruce forest with qualities of primary successions of old-growth and other parts coated only by a very thin and sensitive layer of vegetation. The less than 5 ha small island of only stones and blocks, Grillklippan, has particularly high values for the breeding birds, especially Alca torda and Cepphus grylle. On Rödkallen there is a chapell, that was built year 1800 by local fishermen. 1872 the island became a lighthouse.

4.2 Quality and importance

Despite only a few hectares land the island Rödkallen-Sörespen houses many habitats of primary successions, birdbreeding sites, but also species such as Artemisia campestris bottnica and Moehringia laterifolia, situated in an archipelago strongly influenced by the progressing landelevation, wind and seawaves. Other important species motivated "other reason" are in general regional endangered.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

Sör-Äspen Naturinventering, Mats Uppman, 1980, Rapport nr 14, Naturvårdsenheten, Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten. Naturreservat och Fågelskydd i Norrbottens kust- och skärgårdsområde, Länsstyrelsens naturvårdsenhet, 1978, Länstryckeriet i Luleå AB


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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Rödkallen-Sör-Äspen-100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

During the period 1/5 - 31/7 it's forbidden to: effect a landing on the islands Skvalpen - Nyvallen and the eastern part of Sandgrönnan and on the shallow 400m south Stor-Sandgrönnan. The species and habitatformes within the water are in general unprotected.


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes Name: Rödkallen-SörÄspen

No, but in preparation



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