A complex of shallow (<3 m) bays on the south-eastern coast of Saaremaa island, with small islets, vast reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main economic activities are fishing, grazing of cattle and sheep, and forestry.
A diverse selection of migratory waterbirds use the site for staging and/or breeding, with several species occurring in important numbers. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on a regular basis. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Larus canus (min. 400 pairs), Sterna caspia (5 pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kahtla-Kübassaare coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2020.