IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 103,155 ha
Site description (baseline)
A bay on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, comprising large shoals, intertidal zones and saltmarsh. An ice-free zone around a nuclear power-station outfall has increased the bay's importance for wintering waterbirds. The hinterland is used for pasture and haymaking; traditional fishing takes place at sea.
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Greifswalder Bodden. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3379 on 01/06/2023.