|Central coordinates||13o 41.00' East 46o 39.00' North|
|Altitude||500 - 670m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information An important area for birds of open mixed forest, especially Caprimulgus europaeus and Emberiza cia.
Site description In the west of the site there are small areas of fen and adjacent mixed Picea and Fagus forest. The eastern section comprises stony ground covered by open, mixed Pinus and Fagus forest, and the river, which has a number of artificial islands. The southern section comprises two more fens. Open areas are mainly used for pasture and some arable agriculture. The major human activity is forestry. Hunting also occurs.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus||breeding||1997-2005||2-3 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus||breeding||1997-2005||15-20 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||70%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams||5%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations A road currently under construction will bisect the IBA and seriously affect the integrity of the whole site.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower valley of the Gail. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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