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Location Lithuania, Siauliai
Central coordinates 22o 38.00' East  56o 17.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C1, C3, C6
Area 8,299 ha
Altitude 80 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Site description A large raised bog with some small lakes, surrounded by predominantly coniferous forests (mainly spruce Picea with some pine Pinus).

Key Biodiversity The site is important for mire-breeding species including Tetrao tetrix (with more than 50 displaying males, the largest concentration in Lithuania) and Pluvialis apricaria (min. 7 pairs), and supports large numbers of Grus grus on passage (up to 200 birds in autumn migration, 1995-1996).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1999  100 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  2000  50 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2000-2003  10,000 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1999  4 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2000  4-9 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000  60 males only  C1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  2000  7-8 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  2000  3 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1999  8 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kamanos Nature Reserve 4,300 protected area contained by site 4,300  
Kamanos Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 5,195 protected area contained by site 5,195  
Kamanu pelke - LTAKMB001 Birds Directive 6,412 protected area contained by site 6,412  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  52%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  12%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  28%
Grassland   8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major
agriculture 35%
Notes: mixed ownership (both private and State) of the agricultural land in the buffer zone

Protection status National Partial International High4,300 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Kamanos, 4,300 ha). 5,195 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Kamanos, 5,195 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kamanos Strict NR. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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