Vyborgski Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1998 400 individuals B1i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1998 700 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC passage 1998 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC passage 1998 300-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica LC passage 1998 2,400-2,500 individuals A4i, B1i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vyborgskiy Zakaznik 17,495 protected area overlaps with site 2,600
Vyborgskii Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 10,945 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vyborgski Bay Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 10,907 protected area overlaps with site 2,357


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vyborgski Bay. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.