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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
A management plan exists for the site.
National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Greifswalder Bodden. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 11/11/2019.