Paldiski 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 200-700 individuals A4i, B1i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1999 200-300 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC non-breeding 1999 7,700-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1999 3,000-7,000 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)
Pakri maastikukaitseala Maastikukaitseala (looduspark) 1,460 protected area contained by site 1,450


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paldiski bay. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.