Käina bay

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 1,316 ha

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A shallow (<1 m), inland bay (lagoon) fringed by a low coastline of reedbeds, meadows and small islets in the southern part of Hiiumaa island, off the west coast of Estonia. Coastal meadows are used for cattle-grazing. There is a nature trail with three tower-hides.

Key biodiversity
The bay is an important staging site for migrating wildfowl and Grus grus. Nearly 90 bird species have been recorded breeding, including a wide variety of waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Käina bay. Downloaded from on 17/10/2021.