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Eastern part of Kiel Bight


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1987-1996 450 individuals B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1996 2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT passage 1987-1999 88,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1987-1996 7,900 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC winter 1987-1999 50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1996 12,000 individuals B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1987-1996 17,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 2001 2,450 breeding pairs B2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1997 20-120 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1989-1997 86,900 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-1997 90,450 individuals A4iii, C4

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wallnau / Fehmarn Naturschutzgebiet 300 protected area overlaps with site 256
Tal der Kükelühner Mühlenau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 173 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Strandseen der Hohwachter Bucht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,319 protected area is adjacent to site 96
Sehlendorfer Binnensee und Umgebung Naturschutzgebiet 229 protected area is adjacent to site 3
Putlos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,042 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ostseeküste auf dem Gebiet der Gemeinden Behrensdorf und Hohwacht, des Großen Binnensees, des Unterlaufs der Kossau und Umgebung Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,391 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Östliche Kieler Bucht Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 74,690 protected area overlaps with site 53,785
Nördliche Seeniederung Fehmarn Naturschutzgebiet 750 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nordküste von Großenbrode Landscape Protection Area 167 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nordküste von Großenbrode Landschaftschutzgebiet 168 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Meeresgebiet der östlichen Kieler Bucht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 61,830 protected area overlaps with site 52,164
Küstenstreifen West- und Nordfehmarn Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,456 protected area overlaps with site 1,133
Küstenlandschaft Nordseite der Wagrischen Halbinsel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 323 protected area overlaps with site 210
Küstenlandschaft Bottsand - Marzkamp u. vorgelagerte Flachgründe Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 5,483 protected area overlaps with site 0
Küsten- und Moränenlandschaft auf dem Gebiet der Gemeinden Hohwacht und Blekendorf bis an die Grenze zum Kreis Ostholstein Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,278 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Küsten von Johannisthal und Heiligenhafen, einschl. Salzwiesen Landscape Protection Area 936 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Küsten von Johannistal und Heiligenhafen einschließlich Salzwiesen Landschaftschutzgebiet 734 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Krummsteert-Sulsdorfer Wiek / Fehmarn Naturschutzgebiet 395 protected area contained by site 337
Kleiner Binnensee und angrenzende Salzwiesen Naturschutzgebiet 255 protected area overlaps with site 0
Insel Fehmarn Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,533 protected area overlaps with site 0
Insel Fehmarn Landscape Protection Area 2,100 protected area overlaps with site 743
Grüner Brink Naturschutzgebiet 135 protected area contained by site 134
Graswarder / Heiligenhafen Naturschutzgebiet 229 protected area overlaps with site 220
Eastern part of Kiel Bight Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 78,260 protected area overlaps with site 54,665


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern part of Kiel Bight. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.