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Wismar bay and Salzhaff


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1990-1999 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 1,500 individuals A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 300 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-1999 500 individuals C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1990-1999 9,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990-1999 10,000 individuals B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 40,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 1990-1999 45,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1990-1999 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1990-1999 300 individuals B1i, C2
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC winter 1990-1999 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1990-1999 6,500 individuals B1i, C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1990-1999 30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1990-1999 45,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1990-1999 400 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1990-1999 300 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1990-1999 15,000 individuals B1i, C3
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 1990-1999 150 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1990-1999 45,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1990-1999 2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1990-1999 10 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1990-1999 5 breeding pairs C6
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1990-1999 3,500 breeding pairs B2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1990-1999 30 breeding pairs B2, C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1990-1999 80 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1990-1999 100 breeding pairs B2, C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1990-1999 7 breeding pairs A1, C1
Riparia riparia NR breeding 1990-1999 5,000 breeding pairs B2
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC breeding 1990-1999 100 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 262,550 individuals A4iii, C4

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wustrow Nature Reserve 1,999 protected area contained by site 1,998
Wismarbucht und Salzhaff Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,703 protected area contained by site 42,472
Wismarbucht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,828 protected area contained by site 23,828
Wismar-Müggenburg, Tischlerei Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 1
Wallensteingraben (Nordwestmecklenburg) Landscape Protection Area 1,545 protected area overlaps with site 499
Wallensteingraben (Hansestadt Wismar) Landscape Protection Area 276 protected area overlaps with site 393
Wald- und Kleingewässerlandschaft Everstorf Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 854 protected area contained by site 854
Teichgebiet Wismar-Kluß Nature Reserve 180 protected area overlaps with site 175
Tarnewitzer Huk Nature Reserve 67 protected area overlaps with site 68
Santower See Nature Reserve 251 protected area contained by site 249
Santower See Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 254 protected area contained by site 254
Salzhaff Landscape Protection Area 4,680 protected area contained by site 4,700
Rustwerder Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 31
Riedensee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 113 protected area overlaps with site 78
Riedensee Nature Reserve 120 protected area overlaps with site 90
Küstenlandschaft Wismar-West Landscape Protection Area 168 protected area overlaps with site 158
Küste Klützer Winkel und Ufer von Dassower See und Trave Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,568 protected area overlaps with site 1,885
Kleingewässerlandschaft westlich von Dorf Mecklenburg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 720 protected area overlaps with site 671
Jameler Wald, Tressower See und Moorsee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 602 protected area contained by site 602
Insel Walfisch Nature Reserve 72 protected area contained by site 87
Insel Langenwerder Nature Reserve 58 protected area contained by site 58
Hellbachtal Landscape Protection Area 107 protected area contained by site 110
Gehöft Gagzow Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 1
Fauler See - Rustwerder/Poel Nature Reserve 137 protected area contained by site 137
Erweiterung Wismarbucht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,515 protected area contained by site 3,515
Diedrichshäger Land Landscape Protection Area 348 protected area overlaps with site 1,151
Boiensdorfer Werder Landscape Protection Area 88 protected area contained by site 90


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wismar bay and Salzhaff. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019.