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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 29o 0.00' East  60o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 57,460 ha
Altitude 0 - 43m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description This area encompasses several small islands, shallow waters, inlets and small bays located near Vyborg Bay in the Gulf of Finland, south west of Primorsk town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis passage  1996  1 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla passage  1996  1 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  15,000-25,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1996  5,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula passage  1996  100,000-200,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1996  100,000-300,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra passage  1996  300,000-400,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Melanitta fusca passage  1996  100,000-200,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1996  300,000-400,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1996  150,000-200,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator passage  1996  1 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Merganser Mergus merganser passage  1996  1 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica passage  1996  20,000-40,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena passage  1996  1 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus passage  1996  100,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Herring Gull Larus argentatus passage  1996  100,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus passage  1996  50,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  1996  200,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Berezovye Islands, Gulf of Finland Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 12,000 protected area contained by site 12,000  
Berezovye Ostrova Zakaznik 12,000 protected area contained by site 12,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  -
Forest   11%
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  85%
Coastline Lagoons; Shingle & stony beaches; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
tourism/recreation 50%

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.A.Noskov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Berezovye islands of Vyborg Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014

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