Pärnu bay

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 17,770 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A shallow (<9 m) bay in south-west Estonia. Fishing and ship activity are intense in the area.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pärnu bay. Downloaded from on 08/07/2020.