|Location||Estonia, Saare County|
|Central coordinates||21o 55.00' East 58o 30.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2003|
Ornithological information The area is important for several waterbird species, notably Polysticta stelleri.
Site description A peninsula on the north-western coast of Saaremaa island, surrounded by a shallow (<20 m) sea with shallow (4 m) bays. There are many small lakes, forest, sand-dunes, coastal meadows and grasslands. The primary land-uses are fishing, and grazing of sheep and cattle.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greylag Goose Anser anser||passage||1997||500 individuals||unknown||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||passage||1996||240 individuals||unknown||A4i, B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri||winter||1993-2000||1,500-2,800 individuals||good||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3||Vulnerable|
|Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula||winter||1996-2003||3,000-4,530 individuals||unknown||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Tagamõisa - EE0040476||Birds Directive||13,482||protected area contains site||11,190|
|Vilsandi National Park||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||24,100||protected area overlaps with site||4,800|
|Vilsandi rahvuspark||National Park||23,760||protected area overlaps with site||4,800|
|West Estonian Archipelago||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||1,560,000||protected area contains site||11,190|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||14%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Coastline||Shingle & stony beaches||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||99%|
Management considerations The main threats are posed by fishing, tourism, and fuel-oil pollution from boats (`Other' threat, above). Research involves monitoring of wintering waterbirds.
Protection status National Partial International High5,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Vilsandi, 16,657 ha). 11,130 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (West Estonian Archipelago, 1,560,000 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tagamõisa peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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