Southern coast of the Neva bay

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1998 500-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1998 250-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1998 2,500-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1998 300-500 individuals B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC passage 1998 3,000-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1998 500-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC passage 1998 1,500-2,500 individuals B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Strel'ninskiy bereg Nature Monument 65 protected area overlaps with site 0
Strel'ninskiy bereg Nature Monument 65 protected area contained by site 65
Southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,400 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Forest Mixed woodland -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Southern coast of the Neva bay. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.