Greifswalder Bodden

Year of compilation: 2000

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.

Key biodiversity
The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
A management plan exists for the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Greifswalder Bodden. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.