|Central coordinates||23o 24.00' East 54o 56.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B3, C2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
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.
Key Biodiversity 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).
|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|
|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 - terrestrial||Arable land||3%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Protection status National High International None827 ha of IBA covered by Ornithological Reserve (Novaraistis, 827 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Novaraistis State Ornithological Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2015
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