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Location Latvia, Dobele district,Jelgava district,Jurmala municipality,Riga district,Tukums district
Central coordinates 23o 26.30' East  56o 55.14' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 36,366 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description New IBA that combines three former IBAs: Lielais Kemeru bog (a large raised bog with numerous small lakes, surrounded by mixed forests), Lake Kanieris (a shallow coastal freshwater lake, rich in emergent vegetation) and Kalnciems meadows and Odini fields. Large and uniquely diverse area with high forest cover (54%). Two of the original IBAs were included in the first European IBA inventory [4], joined by the third one in subsequent site lists [5, 6, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with Kemeri national park and the newly designated Kalnciems meadows restricted nature reserve, both candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  1994-2004  3-5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1994-2004  3,000-5,000 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1994-2004  12-15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1994-2004  16-21 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1994-2004  21-26 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1994-2004  213-255 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1994-2004  25-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1994-2004  15-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1994-2004  500-700 individuals  unknown  C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1994-2004  40-60 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994-2004  30-40 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994-2004  60-90 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1994-2004  50-70 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum resident  1994-2004  20-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1994-2004  3-8 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1994-2004  200-250 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1994-2004  20-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1994-2004  30-60 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Dendrocopos leucotos resident  1994-2004  20-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus resident  1994-2004  20-40 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1994-2004  12-15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva breeding  1994-2004  200-400 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  20,000 individuals  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kalnciema plavas Restricted Nature Territory 170 protected area contained by site 170  
Kalnciema plavas - LV0528600 Birds Directive 170 protected area contained by site 170  
Kemeru nacionalais parks National Park 38,114 protected area overlaps with site 36,189  
Kemeru nacionalais parks - LV0200200 Birds Directive 38,165 protected area contains site 36,366  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  4%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  6%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  54%
Shrubland Scrub  14%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  -
Other   minor
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
agriculture 5%
water management -
tourism/recreation major
nature conservation and research major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kemeri national park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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