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Location Estonia, Pärnu County,Rapla County
Central coordinates 24o 40.00' East  58o 42.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 7,513 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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1997-1999  57 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996-2003  2-3 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991-2003  2 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2003  50 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  33%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  51%
Shrubland   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
forestry 45%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
nature conservation and research 97%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Taarikõnnu-Kaisma. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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