An area of shallow (<20 m) sea and coast along the southern and western sides of Sõrve peninsula (Saaremaa island), with vast reedbeds, coastal meadows and saltmarshes. The main economic activity is fishing.
The area is an important staging area for migrating and wintering waterbirds, especially wintering divers. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on a regular basis.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sõrve peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.