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Location Latvia, Daugavpils district,Daugavpils municipality,Kraslava district
Central coordinates 27o 7.23' East  55o 51.26' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 35,601 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description The site includes a massive section of Latvia's largest river Daugava in its last major stretch unaffected by hydroelectric power stations. A mosaic of extensive farmland mixed with forest on the terraces and slopes of the valley. There are several small sandy islands in the Daugava. New IBA listed for the first time under the IBA C criteria. Almost fully protected: there is a 99.5% overlap with Augsdaugava protected landscape area, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1994-2004  100-300 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1994-2004  15-50 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1994-2004  20-50 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Augsdaugava Protected Landscape 52,325 protected area overlaps with site 35,438  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  30%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  12%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  49%
Shrubland Scrub  4%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 50%
agriculture 40%
tourism/recreation 30%
urban/industrial/transport major
hunting minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Augsdaugava. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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