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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 28o 45.75' East  59o 49.35' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B2
Area 9,550 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description One of the bays in the Gulf of Finland, which has a number of sandy beaches partly covered by reedbeds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1997  2,000-3,500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1997  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  5%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  -
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Sand dunes & beaches; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
hunting 90%
military 10%
tourism/recreation 50%
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 I.B.Savinich, S.P.Rezvyi

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Koporski Bay. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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