Hullo and Sviby bays

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 2,291 ha

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description (2000 baseline)
Hullo and Sviby are shallow (<4 m) bays on the southern coast of Vormsi island, off the west coast of Estonia. There are coastal meadows and small offshore islets.

Key biodiversity
Hullo and Sviby bays are important staging areas for migratory wildfowl, supporting more than 10,000 ducks and geese at peak counts.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hullo and Sviby bays. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.