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Location Lithuania, Marijampole
Central coordinates 23o 26.00' East  54o 24.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 392 ha
Altitude 40 - 60m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description A lake surrounded by bogs and swamps.

Key Biodiversity An important area for breeding crakes Porzana.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1998  24 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1998  10-15 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1998  30-35 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Zaltytis Ornithological Reserve 392 protected area contains site 392  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 70%
forestry 10%
hunting 10%
agriculture 10%

Protection status National High International None392 ha of IBA covered by Ornithological Reserve (Žaltytis, 392 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zaltytis. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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