|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|
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.
Key Biodiversity The area is important for several waterbird species, notably Polysticta stelleri.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri||winter||1993-2000||1,500-2,800 individuals||good||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3||Vulnerable|
|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|
|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)|
|Kiljatu p||Species Protection Site||12||protected area contained by site||12|
|Tagam||Limited Management Zone||7,889||protected area overlaps with site||6,333|
|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%|
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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tagamõisa peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2015
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