An area of shallow (<12 m) sea with small offshore islands and islets along the southern coast of Saaremaa island. The coastline is complex, with vast reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main human uses of the landscape are fishing, tourism, yachting and sheep-grazing.
The area is an important breeding or staging site for several migratory waterbirds. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Larus marinus (100 pairs), Sterna caspia (3 pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abruka island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020.