Central Part of the Gulf of Finland


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2022 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 2016-2021 2,088-5,135 individuals A1, C1
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 2009-2010 1,320-19,271 individuals A1, B3a, C1, C3
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU passage 2009-2017 400-69,803 individuals A1, A4, B3a, C1, C3
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU non-breeding 2009 min 310 individuals A1, C1
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC passage 2009 min 14,150 individuals B3a, C3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2022).



Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Central Part of the Gulf of Finland. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/central-part-of-the-gulf-of-finland-iba-estonia on 30/11/2023.