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Location Russia (European), Kaliningrad region
Central coordinates 21o 13.82' East  55o 13.35' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 3,665 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity Three geese species are created gatherings more then 20000 ind during migrations (A.fabalis, A.albifrons, A.anser)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1999  20 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2005  1,500-2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  2005  12-20 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Kurshski Zaliv 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 70%

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 G.V.Grishanov

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