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Location Latvia, Balvi district
Central coordinates 27o 24.00' East  57o 0.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 3,300 ha
Altitude 125 - 135m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description Large open raised bog lined with a forest belt and surrounded by farmland. Listed as part of a larger IBA since 1994 [3, 4, 1]. Partially protected: there is a 83.8% overlap with Orlovas (Erglu) bog restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994-2004  10-15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994-2004  15-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Orlovas (Erglu) purvs Nature Reserve 2,791 protected area overlaps with site 2,764  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  32%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  54%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  2%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  1%
Shrubland Scrub  11%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry minor
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Orlovas bog. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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