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Location Slovenia, Primorska
Central coordinates 13o 45.08' East  45o 32.75' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 120 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2011

Drustvo Za Opazovanje in Proucevanje Ptic Slovenije

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egretta garzetta passage  2001-2010  40-180 individuals  C6  Not Recognised 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  2007-2010  10-17 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  2010-2011  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata winter  2001-2010  20-50 individuals  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata passage  2001-2010  40-120 individuals  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2009-2010  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
__ocjanski zatok Nature Reserve 122 is identical to site 120  
Škocjanski zatok - SI3000252 Habitats Directive 114 protected area contained by site 114  
Škocjanski zatok - SI5000008 Birds Directive 115 protected area contained by site 115  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Rivers and streams; Salt marshes; Standing brackish and salt water  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Škocjan Bay. Downloaded from on 30/01/2015

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