Bezymyannaya and Gribovaya Bays and adjoining waters

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
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU non-breeding 1994 300 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima LC breeding 1994 10 breeding pairs B3
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 1995 118 breeding pairs B1ii
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia LC breeding 1995 140,000-315,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1995 100,000-499,999 breeding pairs 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bezymyannaya and Gribovaya Bays and adjoining waters. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.