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Location Lithuania, Panevezys
Central coordinates 25o 25.00' East  56o 6.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 135 ha
Altitude 90 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description A very shallow, nutrient-rich lake.

Key Biodiversity An important breeding site for Chlidonias niger. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding), Crex crex (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1999  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  78-80 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Treeline ecotone  35%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  13%
Grassland   22%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 13%
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland 22%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cedasas Lake. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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