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Location Estonia, Harju County,Lääne County
Central coordinates 23o 27.00' East  59o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C6
Area 23,924 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
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1996  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra non-breeding  1993-1996  1-20,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1993-1999  20,000-200,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Vulnerable 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1996  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1987-2001  4-5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1998-2003  50 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991-1999  50 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
N Habitats Directive 24,612 protected area overlaps with site 23,570  
N Landscape Protection Area 1,867 protected area overlaps with site 1,841  
N Limited Management Zone 22,167 protected area overlaps with site 21,197  
Nõva-Osmussaare - EE0040201 Birds Directive 24,612 protected area contains site 23,924  
Osmussaare maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 487 protected area contained by site 487  
Tuksi p Species Protection Site 60 protected area overlaps with site 33  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   87%
Forest Native coniferous woodland  6%
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation  5%
Shrubland   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 85%
tourism/recreation -
forestry 4%
nature conservation and research 99%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nõva-Osmussaar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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