Vanamõisa bay

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2003)
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Area: 1,529 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A shallow (<4 m) bay on the south-west coast of Hiiumaa island, with small islets, reedbeds and coastal meadows. The main economic activity is intensive fishing.

Key biodiversity
Vanamõisa bay is an important staging site for migrating Anser anser and Grus grus.

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