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Location Lithuania, Klaipeda
Central coordinates 21o 29.00' East  55o 17.00' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 248 ha
Altitude 5 - 10m
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
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2001  10-20 males only  C1  Near Threatened 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  2001  10 breeding pairs  C1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nemuno delta - LTSIU0013 Habitats Directive 23,921 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Nemuno delta - LTSLUB001 Birds Directive 26,673 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Sausgalviu pievos - LTSLUB003 Birds Directive 240 is identical to site 240  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  96%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 96%
agriculture 4%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flooded meadows near Sausgalviai settlement. Downloaded from on 04/05/2015

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