Hiiumaa islets

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 16,060 ha

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A complex of shallow (<4 m) bays and small islets on the south-east coast of Hiiumaa island. There are reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main exploitative land-uses are fishing, tourism and non-intensive agriculture.

Key biodiversity
The area is an important staging site for migrating wildfowl, and supports a diverse avifauna, with 190 species recorded (110 of which have been recorded breeding). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Limosa limosa (min. 10 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hiiumaa islets. Downloaded from on 05/10/2022.