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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region
Central coordinates 29o 15.00' East  60o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 7,470 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Shallow waters along the southern shore of Finsky Bay on the Baltic sea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  5,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1996  1-4,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,400 protected area contained by site 6,400  
Swans area (southern shore of Finski Bay) Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 7,719 protected area overlaps with site 5,983  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   5%
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
other 20%

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 N.P.Iovchenko, G.A.Noskov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Swans area (southern shore of Finski Bay). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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