LV014
Irbe strait


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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC non-breeding 1999 500-2,000 individuals B1i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1999 200-300 individuals A4i, B1i
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1999 2,500-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 1992-1993 309,000 individuals A4i, B1i
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC non-breeding 1999 79,000-191,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1999 1,000-4,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Smew Mergellus albellus LC passage 1995 290 individuals B1i
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1994 360 individuals B1i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1986 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1995 600 individuals B1i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC winter 1992-1993 2,800 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1999 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC winter 1992-1993 3,400 individuals A4ii, B1ii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Staldzenes stāvkrasts Dabas piemineklis 6 protected area contained by site 0
Sliteres nacionalais parks Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,361 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Slīteres nacionālais parks Nacionalais parks 16,414 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sliteres nacionalais parks Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,361 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ovisi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,078 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ovisi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,078 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ovīši Dabas liegums 5,078 protected area overlaps with site 0
Irbes saurums Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 172,485 protected area contained by site 0
Irbes šaurums Aizsargajama juras teritorija 172,400 protected area contained by site 0
Irbes saurums Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 172,412 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Irbe strait. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.