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Location Lithuania, Kaunas
Central coordinates 23o 59.00' East  55o 7.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 5,663 ha
Altitude 50 - 70m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description Deciduous forests, mostly wet, that are intensively managed.

Key Biodiversity The best site in Lithuania for breeding Aquila pomarina and some other birds of prey. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (on passage), Crex crex (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1999  5-7 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  12 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  2001  8-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  40%
Grassland   2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  58%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 40%
agriculture 58%
rangeland/pastureland 2%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Labunava forest. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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