Paldiski bay

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 7,647 ha

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A complex of shallow (<10 m in parts) sea bays and two islands on the north-western coast of Estonia, with coastal reedbeds, meadows and sea-cliffs. The main economic activity is fishing; the islands are used as military practice grounds.

Key biodiversity
Paldiski bay is an important staging area for migrating Cygnus columbianus and Cygnus cygnus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paldiski bay. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022.