Kurgalski Peninsula

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1998 3,500-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1998 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 1998 70,000-75,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1998 5,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC passage 1998 20,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC passage 1993 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1998 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

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)
Kurgalski Peninsula Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 50,513 protected area contains site 6,855
Kurgal'skiy p-ov Zakaznik 32,000 protected area overlaps with site 5,032
Berezovye Islands, Gulf of Finland Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 12,000 protected area contains site 6,855


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
military -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kurgalski Peninsula. Downloaded from on 22/02/2020.