Tagamõisa peninsula

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2003)
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Area: 11,190 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A peninsula on the north-western coast of Saaremaa island, surrounded by a shallow (<20 m) sea with shallow (4 m) bays. There are many small lakes, forest, sand-dunes, coastal meadows and grasslands. The primary land-uses are fishing, and grazing of sheep and cattle.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for several waterbird species, notably Polysticta stelleri.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tagamõisa peninsula. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.