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Location Lithuania, Taurage
Central coordinates 22o 5.00' East  55o 21.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 459 ha
Altitude 70 - 80m
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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2000  3-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2000  3 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high very unfavourable low
Population
Unknown

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Artificial - aquatic   0 0 good (> 90%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 12 6 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Sternula albifrons Little Tern 3 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Visbaru zuvininkystes tvenkiniai - LTTAUB003 Birds Directive 661 protected area overlaps with site 273  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  38%
Grassland   16%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  3%
Artificial - aquatic   43%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture major
rangeland/pastureland 16%
agriculture 38%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Visbarai fish-farm. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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