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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 28o 21.35' East  60o 1.05' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 4,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Island in the central part of Finski bay.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri passage  1998  60-100 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis passage  1998  3,700-4,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1998  2,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1998  10,000-15,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1998  4,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica passage  1998  1,000-1,500 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola passage  1998  2,000-3,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica passage  1998  3,000-5,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
Larus argentatus breeding  1998  7,000-10,000 breeding pairs  B1i  Not Recognised 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  10%
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Shingle & stony beaches; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 97%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References V.A.Buzun

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Seskar island. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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