Küdema bay

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2003)
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Area: 4,519 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A shallow (<20 m) sea bay on the northern coast of Saaremaa island, with small islets, reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main economic activities are fishing, forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
Küdema bay is an important wintering area for two duck species and a notable breeding area for several waterbirds. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Larus marinus (min. 105 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Küdema bay. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.