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Location Estonia, Saare County
Central coordinates 22o 22.00' East  58o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 6,801 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
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1991-1999  920 individuals  unknown  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera passage  1991-1996  800-2,800 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1997  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1997  3,000 individuals  unknown  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  1991-1999  3-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1991-1999  10-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991-1999  10-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1994  1,100 individuals  unknown  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1997  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kuressaare lahe hoiuala Limited Management Zone 769 protected area contained by site 769  
Linnulaht Nature Reserve 284 protected area overlaps with site 269  
Loode tammik Nature Reserve 56 protected area contained by site 56  
Loodenina rand Nature Reserve 170 protected area contained by site 170  
Mullutu p Species Protection Site 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Mullutu-Loode - EE0040443 Habitats Directive 5,787 protected area contained by site 5,787  
Mullutu-Loode - EE0040444 Birds Directive 6,534 protected area contained by site 6,534  
Mullutu-Loode hoiuala Limited Management Zone 5,194 protected area overlaps with site 4,948  
Nasva p Species Protection Site 29 protected area overlaps with site 21  
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area contains site 6,801  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  51%
Sea   12%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  19%
Grassland   8%
Shrubland   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 25%
nature conservation and research 96%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mullutu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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