Kõrgessaare-Mudaste coast

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2 (2003)
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Area: 4,961 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A complex of shallow (<4 m) bays with small islets and shallow (<1 m) coastal, relict lakes in the north-western part of Hiiumaa island. There are reedbeds and vast coastal meadows. The main economic activities are intensive fishing, and grazing.

Key biodiversity
The coastal meadows and lakes comprise an important staging site for migrating Branta leucopsis, and support a good diversity of breeding waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kõrgessaare-Mudaste coast. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.