Käina bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1999 50-300 individuals B1i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1999 50-230 individuals A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1999 400-2,000 individuals B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 1999 2,500-10,000 individuals B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1999 1,000-2,000 individuals A4i, B1i

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area contains site 1,316
Käina Bay--Kassari Landscape Reserve 2,662 protected area contains site 1,316
Hiiumaa Islets and Käina Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 17,700 protected area contains site 1,316


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Käina bay. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.