email a friend
printable version
Location Latvia, Kuldiga district
Central coordinates 21o 59.00' East  56o 41.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 496 ha
Altitude 30 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description Fish-pond complex with a small area of wet meadows, surrounded by farmland and mixed forest. Listed as IBA since 1994 [2, 3, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with the newly designated Skrunda fish-ponds restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1994-2004  200-500 individuals  unknown  C2  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  1994-2004  3-8 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla non-breeding  1994-2004  10-15 individuals  unknown  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Skrundas zivju diki Restricted Nature Territory 496 protected area overlaps with site 496  
Skrundas zivju diki - LV0535600 Birds Directive 496 is identical to site 496  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  4%
Shrubland Scrub  3%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  69%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  7%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  16%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry major
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Related state of the world's birds case studies

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skrunda fish-ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife