Site description An offshore area in the Baltic Sea between 55°50'N and 55°55'N.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering and migrating waterbirds, especially wintering seaduck (including important numbers of Clangula hyemalis,Gavia arctica and Alca torda), totalling more than 20,000 individuals on a regular basis. The number of wintering Polysticta stelleri varies according to different sources (300-1,200), but 800-1,000 individuals is the most recent estimate.
Protection statusNational Partial International NoneThe southern part of the IBA falls within a marine strict nature reserve (Pajûris Regional Park).
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BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Marine waters along the continental part of Lithuania. Downloaded from
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