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Location Russia (European), St.Petersburg
Central coordinates 30o 7.52' East  59o 59.05' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 2,615 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description North and south shore of Nevskaya inlets (Finski bay) at the edge of St.-Petersburg.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1998  500-1,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1998  200-1,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1998  3,000-5,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus passage  1998  2,000-5,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yuntolovskiy Zakaznik 0 protected area overlaps with site 200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  15%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  79%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  17%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
nature conservation and research 7%
not utilised 50%
tourism/recreation 20%
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, I.B.Savinich

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: North-western subburbs of St.-Petersburg. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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