A complex of shallow (<4 m) bays and small islets on the south-east coast of Hiiumaa island. There are reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main exploitative land-uses are fishing, tourism and non-intensive agriculture.
The area is an important staging site for migrating wildfowl, and supports a diverse avifauna, with 190 species recorded (110 of which have been recorded breeding). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Limosa limosa (min. 10 pairs).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hiiumaa islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2021.