IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2 (2003)
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Area: 1,686 ha
Site description (baseline)
A complex of shallow (<4 m) sea bays on the western coast of Saaremaa island, with small offshore islets, vast coastal meadows, saltmarshes and a shallow lake. The main economic activities are fishing and grazing of sheep and cattle.
Riksu coast is an important staging area for migrating Branta leucopsis.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Riksu coast. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/287 on 03/06/2023.