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Location Latvia, Ogre district
Central coordinates 24o 53.00' East  56o 40.00' North
IBA criteria C2
Area 592 ha
Altitude 32 - 34m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description The site consists of a ca. 7 km stretch of the Daugava river above the Kegums hydroelectric power station. It is mostly covered by open deep water with several small islands and vegetated shallow coastal parts. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [2, 1]. Almost fully protected: there is a 97.5% overlap with the newly designated Daugava river near Kaibala 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  300-800 individuals  unknown  C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Daugava pie Kaibalas Restricted Nature Territory 579 protected area overlaps with site 577  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  83%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  4%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  7%
Forest Mixed woodland  1%
Shrubland Scrub  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 75%
agriculture minor
water management major
Notes: Site directly influenced by a major Hidropower station

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Daugava river at Kaibala. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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