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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 28o 34.17' East  60o 39.85' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 6,640 ha
Altitude 2 - 29m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description System of shallow fiords along the Vyborgsky Bay of Baltic Sea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1998  400 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1998  700 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica passage  1998  2,400-2,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata passage  1998  300-8,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus passage  1998  5,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Vyborgski Bay Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 10,907 protected area overlaps with site 2,357  
Vyborgskiy Zakaznik 17,495 protected area overlaps with site 2,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 95%
hunting 100%
not utilised 40%
tourism/recreation 60%
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 V.A.Buzun, V.M.Khrabryi

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vyborgski Bay. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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