A shallow (<9 m) bay in south-west Estonia. Fishing and ship activity are intense in the area.
In spring, Pärnu bay is a very important staging area for migrating divers Gavia and wildfowl, especially seaduck. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on a regular basis.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pärnu bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.