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Location Estonia, Harju County,Järva County
Central coordinates 25o 33.00' East  59o 9.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 22,929 ha
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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  2002  110-136 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1998-1999  130 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  2002  6-7 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2002  3-4 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  2002  48-59 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kiigumõisa - EE0060110 Habitats Directive 169 protected area contained by site 169  
Kõrvemaa - EE0060119 Habitats Directive 20,543 protected area contained by site 20,543  
Kõrvemaa - EE0060171 Birds Directive 22,775 is identical to site 22,539  
Roosna-Alliku - EE0060120 Habitats Directive 43 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  61%
Shrubland   23%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  14%
Artificial - terrestrial   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
forestry -
nature conservation and research 100%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kõrvemaa. Downloaded from on 27/03/2015

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