Coastal shallows along the Barents sea shore.
Two Somateria species form congregations of up to 100000 individuals [?]. No accurate data area available for either species, but numbers will clealy excede criteria for both species.
The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coastal belt of eastern Murmansk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.