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Location Estonia, Lääne County,Pärnu County,Rapla County
Central coordinates 24o 13.00' East  58o 41.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 19,260 ha
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
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1995-2001  5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2000-2002  3 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1995-2001  100 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1995-2001  150 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  31%
Shrubland   44%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  23%
Grassland   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 98%
agriculture 1%
forestry 10%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tuhu-Kesu. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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