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Location Lithuania, Siauliai
Central coordinates 22o 54.00' East  55o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 60 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description A system of intensively farmed fish-ponds with scattered trees.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1996  7-13 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  80%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
hunting 20%
tourism/recreation 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pavezupis fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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