|Central coordinates||24o 20.00' East 54o 55.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Altitude||40 - 60m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The area supports one of the highest breeding densities of Crex crex in Lithuania, with the meadows in the Kaiiadorys district providing particularly suitable habitat.
Site description Semi-natural wet meadows in a river valley (100-500 m wide) with some Salix bushes and small ponds. Floods are seasonal but irregular and the meadows have varied water regimes. Grazing and haymaking take place at low intensity.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1999||30 breeding pairs||good||A1||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||10%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Standing freshwater||15%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The site is covered by the national IBA monitoring network, and there is an annual census of Crex crex. Currently, there are no major threats.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sesuva river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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