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Location Lithuania, Panevezys and Utena
Central coordinates 25o 50.00' East  55o 48.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 13,500 ha
Altitude 50 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description Sartai lake is adjacent to the Rokiškis fish-ponds. The lake is large and long, with reedbeds, and is surrounded by mixed forests.

Key Biodiversity An important site for Chlidonias niger. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-2 pairs), Crex crex (more than 10 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1999  50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1999  4 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sartai Regional Park 12,565 protected area contained by site 12,565  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  40%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  15%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  35%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 25%
forestry 25%
tourism/recreation 25%
nature conservation and research 10%
hunting 15%

Protection status National High International None12,565 ha of IBA covered by Regional Park (Sartai, 12,565 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sartai Regional Park and Rokiskis Fishponds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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