Kabli Nature Reserve

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Kabli Nature Reserve
Kabli LKA11.JPG
Map showing the location of Kabli Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Kabli Nature Reserve
Location Estonia
Nearest city Pärnu
Coordinates 58°01′09″N 24°27′03″E / 58.01917°N 24.45083°E / 58.01917; 24.45083Coordinates: 58°01′09″N 24°27′03″E / 58.01917°N 24.45083°E / 58.01917; 24.45083
Area 733 ha (1,810 acres)
Established 1991

Kabli Nature Reserve is a nature reserve situated in south-western Estonia, in Pärnu County.

A birdwatching tower was built here in 1969, and the area was designated a protected area in 1991. In 2007, the area was granted a higher degree of protection. The rich bird-life continues to be the main reason for these protective measures, as the coastal waters and fragile water meadows lining the Gulf of Riga here is an important stopover for migratory birds. Between 10,000 and 20,000 birds are ringed here every season. In addition, migratory bats and insects have been studied in the nature reserve.[1]

A visitors' centre offers exhibitions and information about the wildlife in the nature reserve, and is supplemented by nature trails, bird watching towers and other facilities.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Protected Natural Objects of Pärnu County (PDF). Estonian Environmental Board. 2012. p. 35. 
  2. ^ Protected Natural Objects of Pärnu County (PDF). Estonian Environmental Board. 2012. p. 35. 
  3. ^ "Luitemaa Nature Reserve". Romantic Coastline. Retrieved 3 May 2013.