This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Russia (European) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Mediterranean and FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 53269 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 2555 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.57 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 13.62 and 16.88 °C.
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 21974-31692 individuals of Yelkouan Shearwater (VU) from are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Sep-Dec) life-history stage.
The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mediterranean and Black Sea 2 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/02/2023.