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Location Estonia, Harju County,Lääne County
Central coordinates 23o 43.00' East  59o 7.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 22,417 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  2000-2001  150 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2000-2001  20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   28%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  40%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  31%
Artificial - terrestrial   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
nature conservation and research 98%
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Suursoo-Leidissoo. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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