IBA criteria met: C6 (2003)
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Area: 13,178 ha
Site description (baseline)
A large complex of raised bogs, fens, transition mires, forests, lakes and rivers in north-eastern Estonia. The main land-use is forestry.
An important breeding area for Tetrao tetrix which also supports a notably diverse assemblage of other breeding species of mire and forest. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair), Crex crex (1-5 pairs). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Grus grus (10 pairs).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Puhatu mire. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/293 on 01/06/2023.