|Central coordinates||23o 24.00' East 54o 56.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B3, C2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information The area is important for breeding Porzana porzana, for migrating Grus grus, and for moulting birds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (a few calling males).
Site description A bog which was formerly exploited for peat and then abandoned without any restorative measures being taken. It has now undergone some natural recovery, aided by the dam-creating activities of Eurasian beavers Castor fiber which are very common in the area.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Spotted Crake Porzana porzana||breeding||1996||20 breeding pairs||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||1998||2,000 individuals||unknown||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||1998||1,500 individuals||-||C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Novaraistis||Ornithological Reserve||827||protected area contained by site||827|
|Novaraistis - LTSAKB001||Birds Directive||837||is identical to site||837|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone||55%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Rivers and streams||41%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||3%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Management considerations The site is covered by the national IBA monitoring network.
Protection status National High International None827 ha of IBA covered by Ornithological Reserve (Novaraistis, 827 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Novaraistis State Ornithological Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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