Küdema bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2003

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1990-2000 500-2,510 individuals B1i, C3
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1995-1999 200-400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1995-2001 6-26 breeding pairs C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1990-2000 300-1,000 individuals B1i, C3
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU passage 1990-1999 300-2,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1990-2000 1,000-4,600 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-2000 1,525 individuals B1i, C2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area contains site 4,519
Panga maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 26 protected area contained by site 26
Laidu saare looduskaitseala Nature Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 19
Küdema lahe hoiuala Limited Management Zone 4,431 protected area contained by site 4,431
Küdema lahe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,479 protected area contained by site 4,479
Küdema lahe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,518 protected area contained by site 4,479


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Sea -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Küdema bay. Downloaded from on 25/01/2020.