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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 30o 3.50' East  59o 52.13' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 1,970 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Part of southern shore of Finski bay with sand and stone shallow waters, frindge vegetation, fens etc.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1998  2,500-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1998  500-1,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1998  250-1,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1998  300-500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus passage  1998  3,000-6,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus passage  1998  1,500-2,500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus passage  1998  500-1,500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Strel'ninskiy bereg Nature Monument 65 protected area contained by site 65  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  20%
Shrubland   5%
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  56%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 25%
nature conservation and research 2%
not utilised 35%
tourism/recreation 30%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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 S.P.Rezvy, Savinich I.B.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Southern coast of the Neva bay. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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