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Location Latvia, Jekabpils district,Madona district,Preili district
Central coordinates 26o 27.00' East  56o 35.00' North
IBA criteria C2, C3, C6
Area 26,263 ha
Altitude 105 - 115m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description Large and natural raised bog complex comprising Teicu bog, the largest peatland in Latvia, as well as the Lielais Pelecares and Eiduku bogs. The area is rich in open bog habitats with numerous small lakes and pools. It is lined with mostly wet mixed and coniferous forests, and surrounded mostly by farmland. Listed as an IBA since 1989 [5, 6, 7, 1]. High protection level: there is a 97.1% overlap with Teici nature reserve and Lielais Pelecares bog restricted nature reserves, both candidate SPAs, as well as by Eiduku bog restricted nature area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix resident  1994-2004  215-330 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1994-2004  21-50 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1994-2004  4,000 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Merlin Falco columbarius breeding  1994-2004  1-7 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1994-2004  800-2,000 individuals  unknown  C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1994-2004  33-56 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994-2004  40-120 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994-2004  100-150 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Philomachus pugnax breeding  1994-2004  3-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis resident  1994-2004  11-21 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum resident  1994-2004  10-15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1994-2004  2-7 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1994-2004  150-200 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1994-2004  26-53 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Eiduku purvs Nature Reserve 588 protected area contained by site 587  
Eiduku purvs - LV0526500 Birds Directive 588 protected area contained by site 588  
Lielais Pelecares purvs Nature Reserve 5,331 protected area contained by site 5,330  
Lielais Pelecares purvs - LV0512200 Birds Directive 5,331 protected area contained by site 5,331  
Teici Nature Reserve 19,599 protected area overlaps with site 19,590  
Teicu dabas rezervats - LV0100500 Birds Directive 19,649 protected area contained by site 19,649  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  21%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  60%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  minor
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  1%
Shrubland Scrub  18%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
hunting minor
tourism/recreation minor
urban/industrial/transport minor
forestry -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teici and Pelecare bogs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014

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