Swans area (southern shore of Finski Bay)

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 7,470 ha

Site description
Shallow waters along the southern shore of Finsky Bay on the Baltic sea.

Key biodiversity
This is one of the most important places on Belomoro-Baltiysky flyway with up to 25,000 swans, 100,000 ducks (A.plathyrhynchos, A.penelope, A.acuta, A.crecca, A.querquedula, A.clypeata, A.fuligula, B.clangula, M.serrator, M.merganser) and 200,000 gulls (L.argentatus, L.canus, L.ridibundus) stopping over mainly on spring migration.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Swans area (southern shore of Finski Bay). Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.