Pomeranian bay

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 333,425 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
An open, shallow bay with mainly sand and gravel sediments rich in benthic fauna, lying offshore from Vorpommern (Germany) and Poland. The IBA comprises only the German part of the bay.

Key biodiversity
The site is a wintering area for approximately 1.25 million seaducks, one of the largest concentrations in Europe.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pomeranian bay. Downloaded from on 02/04/2023.