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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 27o 56.48' East  60o 24.42' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, B3
Area 240 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Two archipelagos from 6 and 5 small islands in the Finski Bay near Russian-Finland boundaries.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1995  1,000-1,300 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus breeding  1995  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  poor  B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  1995  26 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  85%
Wetlands (inland)   9%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

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 A.R.Gaginskaya

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dolgy Reef and Bol'shoi Fiskar archipelagos. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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