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Kasti bay


Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2003)
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Area: 3,768 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A complex of shallow (<4 m) bays and small islets on the southern coast of Saaremaa island, with vast reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main economic activities are fishing, sheep-grazing and forestry.

Key biodiversity
Kasti bay is an important staging area for migrating geese and a notable breeding area for several waterbirds. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Sterna albifrons (min. 10 pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kasti bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.