EE049
Irbe strait


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2003

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1997-1998 200-300 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1999-2001 3,900-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 2002 270 individuals B1i, C3
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 1993 30,000-700,000 individuals C3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT non-breeding 2000 15,000 individuals B1i, C3
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC winter 1993 191,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1991-2001 4,500-19,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1994-2000 360 individuals B1i, C2
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1986 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 2000-2001 400-1,300 individuals B1i, C3
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC passage 1998 1,300 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 2000-2003 3,300-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2002 2,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 2001 17 breeding pairs C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 2002 50 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC winter 1993 3,900 individuals B1ii, C3
Razorbill Alca torda NT winter 1993 300 individuals B1ii, C3
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2003 6 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1993 500,000-999,999 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage - 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1998-2001 8,890-22,100 individuals B1iv, C5

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area overlaps with site 195,400
Viieristi looduskaitseala Looduskaitseala 380 protected area contained by site 378
Viieristi LKA, Valdesheimi skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 132 protected area contained by site 0
Viieristi LKA, Riiu soo skv. Looduskaitseala looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 33 protected area contained by site 0
Viieristi LKA, Lausma skv. Looduskaitseala looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 28 protected area contained by site 0
Viieristi LKA, Koltsi pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 66 protected area contained by site 0
Viieristi LKA, Kaavi skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 27 protected area contained by site 0
Viieristi LKA, Jõesoo skv. Looduskaitseala looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 92 protected area contained by site 0
Viieristi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 380 protected area contained by site 378
Vesitükimaa laiud Nature Reserve 161 protected area contained by site 161
Vesitükimaa hoiuala Hoiuala 216 protected area contained by site 0
Vesitükimaa hoiuala Limited Management Zone 215 protected area contained by site 215
Vesitükimaa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,267 protected area contained by site 1,261
VEP nr.L02097 Woodland key habitat 10 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L02096 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L02001 Woodland key habitat 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L02000 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 4 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L01417 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L01416 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01879 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01854 Woodland key habitat 4 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01853 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01852 Woodland key habitat 8 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01113 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01111 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01110 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01109 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E01108 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00099 Woodland key habitat 5 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00098 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00097 Woodland key habitat 10 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00096 Woodland key habitat 10 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00095 Woodland key habitat 12 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00094 Woodland key habitat 7 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00093 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00092 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00091 Woodland key habitat 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00090 Woodland key habitat 11 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00089 Woodland key habitat 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00088 Woodland key habitat 25 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00087 Woodland key habitat 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00086 Woodland key habitat 9 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00085 Woodland key habitat 13 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00083 Woodland key habitat 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.E00081 Woodland key habitat 13 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.204172 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.204171 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.204135 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162036 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162033 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162031 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162030 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162029 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162028 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162026 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162024 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162023 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 4 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162022 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162021 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162019 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162018 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162017 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 5 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162015 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162013 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162012 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162010 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162006 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162004 Woodland key habitat 9 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162003 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162002 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.162001 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.131069 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.131008 Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.131007 Woodland key habitat 8 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.131006 Woodland key habitat 43 protected area contained by site 0
Vahase saare II hiidrahn Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vahase saare I hiidrahn Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Torgu püsielupaik Species Protection Site 9 protected area contained by site 9
Tehumardi nõmme hoiuala Hoiuala 24 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tammuna püsielupaik Species Protection Site 39 protected area contained by site 39
Tammuna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 56 protected area contained by site 56
Stebeli püsielupaik Species Protection Site 17 protected area contained by site 17
Siplase looduskaitseala Looduskaitseala 207 protected area contained by site 206
Siplase LKA, Siplase skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 78 protected area contained by site 0
Siplase LKA, Mõisaküla skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 121 protected area contained by site 0
Siplase LKA, Luitemetsa pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 8 protected area contained by site 0
Siplase Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 207 protected area contained by site 206
Sauemäe kivi; Saumäe kivi Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ranna hoiuala Limited Management Zone 23 protected area contained by site 23
Ranna hoiuala Hoiuala 23 protected area contained by site 0
Ranna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23 protected area contained by site 23
Rahuste looduskaitseala Looduskaitseala 692 protected area overlaps with site 24
Rahuste LKA, Rahuste skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 341 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ohessaare MKA, Ohessaare pv. Maastikukaitseala piiranguvöönd 6 protected area contained by site 0
Ohessaare maastikukaitseala Maastikukaitseala (looduspark) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Ohessaare maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 6 protected area contained by site 6
Ohessaare Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20 protected area contained by site 20
Mõntu park Landscape Protection Area 9 protected area contained by site 9
Mõntu park Maastikukaitseala piiranguvöönd 9 protected area contained by site 0
Lindmetsa MKA, Kaunispe-Ranna skv. Maastikukaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 51 protected area contained by site 0
Lindmetsa maastikukaitseala Maastikukaitseala (looduspark) 51 protected area contained by site 0
Lindmetsa maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 51 protected area contained by site 51
Lindmetsa hoiuala Limited Management Zone 34 protected area contained by site 34
Lindmetsa hoiuala Hoiuala 34 protected area contained by site 0
Lindmetsa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 85 protected area contained by site 85
Laidunina hoiuala Limited Management Zone 84 protected area overlaps with site 78
Laidunina hoiuala Hoiuala 95 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laidunina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 95 protected area overlaps with site 78
Kura Kurk Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 197,300 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kura kurgu hoiuala Hoiuala 189,792 protected area contained by site 0
Kura kurgu hoiuala Limited Management Zone 188,815 protected area overlaps with site 186,400
Kura kurgu Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 193,979 protected area contained by site 192,970
Kerju püsielupaik Species Protection Site 79 protected area contained by site 79
Kerju Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 79 protected area contained by site 79
Kaunispe hoiuala Hoiuala 126 protected area contained by site 0
Kaunispe hoiuala Limited Management Zone 126 protected area contained by site 126
Kaunispe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 126 protected area contained by site 126
Kaugatoma-Lõu MKA, Lõu pv. Limited management zone of protected landscape 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu MKA, Kaugatoma-Lõu skv. Maastikukaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 562 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu MKA, Kaugatoma pv. Limited management zone of protected landscape 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu maastikukaitseala Maastikukaitseala (looduspark) 596 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu hoiuala Hoiuala 4,078 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu hoiuala Limited Management Zone 4,155 protected area overlaps with site 115
Kaugatoma-Lõu Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,403 protected area overlaps with site 595
Kaugatoma-Lõu Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,403 protected area overlaps with site 595
Kaugatoma-Lõo maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 500 protected area contained by site 500
Järve Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 119 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Jaandi hoiuala Limited Management Zone 14 protected area contained by site 14
Jaandi hoiuala Hoiuala 14 protected area contained by site 0
Irbe strait Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 198,817 protected area overlaps with site 190,539
Allirahu looduskaitseala Looduskaitseala 1,970 protected area overlaps with site 1,960
Allirahu LKA, Tompamaa skv. Looduskaitseala looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 482 protected area overlaps with site 0
Allirahu LKA, Allirahu skv. Looduskaitseala looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 3 protected area contained by site 0
Allirahu LKA, Allirahu pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 1,486 protected area overlaps with site 0
Allirahu Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,970 protected area overlaps with site 1,383
Abruka saare II suurkivi Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Abruka saare I suurkivi Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Abruka metsavahi rändrahn Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Abruka looduskaitseala Looduskaitseala 414 protected area contained by site 412
Abruka LKA, Väikesaarte skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 64 protected area contained by site 0
Abruka LKA, Surnuaiametsa pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 80 protected area contained by site 0
Abruka LKA, Salumetsa skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 270 protected area contained by site 0
Abruka hoiuala Limited Management Zone 551 protected area contained by site 551
Abruka hoiuala Hoiuala 554 protected area contained by site 0
Abruka Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 968 protected area contained by site 963

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Irbe strait. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/07/2020.