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Location Lithuania, Marijampole
Central coordinates 23o 13.00' East  54o 20.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 27,192 ha
Altitude 100 - 240m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2001  6 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  2001  20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  80 males only  C1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  2001  20 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  2001  200 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  2001  6 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aguonio geomorfologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 332 protected area contained by site 329  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  72%
Grassland   19%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  6%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 19%
agriculture 71%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Agricultural land near the Kalvarija settlement. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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