Onega Bay of the White Sea

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3 (2007)
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Area: 523,070 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
A number of islands along the western shore of Onega Bay in the White sea.

Key biodiversity
The area is a very important staging place for migrating C. cygnus, C. columbianus, B. bernicla, B. leucopsis and other geese and ducks, but no detailed information is available at the moment. It is certain this site meets criteria A4iii.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Onega Bay of the White Sea. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.