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Location Lithuania, Kaunas,Taurage
Central coordinates 23o 26.00' East  55o 17.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 1,117 ha
Altitude 110 m
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
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  35 males only  C1  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  2001  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dubysos ichtiologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 421 protected area contained by site 147  
Dubysos regioninis parkas State Park 11,547 protected area overlaps with site 970  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  57%
Grassland   15%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  8%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  19%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture 57%
rangeland/pastureland 15%
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dubysa River hereinafter Lyduvenai settlement & its valley. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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