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Location Lithuania, Taurage
Central coordinates 22o 23.00' East  55o 3.00' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 585 ha
Altitude 10 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  39-43 males only  C1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  11%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  80%
Forest Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  2%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches  7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 80%
nature conservation and research -
agriculture 11%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wet meadows of Namunas River valley near Viesvile. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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