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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.

Key Biodiversity An important breeding area for Botaurus stellaris and Larus minutus, and notable also for Podiceps grisegena (up to 20 pairs). Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (irregular), Crex crex (a few pairs).

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pavezupis fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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