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Location Estonia, Saare County
Central coordinates 23o 8.00' East  58o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 14,355 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  1991-2000  660-1,050 individuals  unknown  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis breeding  2002  70-80 breeding pairs  unknown  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis passage  1994-2000  12,200 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1991-1999  200-500 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1995-1996  50,000-195,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Vulnerable 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula non-breeding  1999-2000  4,500 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  2002  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991-2000  10-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1991-2000  600-1,500 individuals  unknown  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1991-2000  3-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  2002  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2002  250-300 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  2002  380-500 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2002  7-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1995  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
K Landscape Protection Area 515 protected area overlaps with site 432  
Kahtla-K Habitats Directive 14,018 protected area overlaps with site 13,900  
Kahtla-K Limited Management Zone 13,441 protected area overlaps with site 13,410  
Kahtla-Kübassaare - EE0040412 Birds Directive 14,018 protected area overlaps with site 13,900  
Muraja p Species Protection Site 21 protected area contained by site 21  
Ruhve p Species Protection Site 40 protected area contained by site 40  
Väikese väina - EE0040486 Habitats Directive 17,639 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Väinamere - EE0040001 Birds Directive 271,297 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area contains site 14,355  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   76%
Shrubland   10%
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation  5%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  5%
Grassland   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture 2%
forestry 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 75%
nature conservation and research 92%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kahtla-Kübassaare. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014

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