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Location Estonia, Harju County
Central coordinates 25o 14.00' East  59o 34.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,511 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2003

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  2001  430 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2001  20-25 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kolga lahe - EE0010171 Birds Directive 2,435 protected area contained by site 2,435  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   91%
Forest Native coniferous woodland  3%
Grassland   2%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Shrubland   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 90%
nature conservation and research 97%
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kolga bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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