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Location Latvia, Talsi district,Ventspils district
Central coordinates 22o 16.00' East  57o 19.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 7,244 ha
Altitude 30 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description A large complex of wetland and forest that includes several natural bogs and lakes. Part of the IBA was first listed in the second European IBA inventory [3] and further modified in the subsequent national [1] and current lists. High protection level: there is a 91.0% overlap with Stiklu bogs restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1994-2004  20 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994-2004  10-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994-2004  15-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1994-2004  2-5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Stiklu purvi Nature Reserve 6,636 protected area overlaps with site 6,592  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  44%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  28%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  minor
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  2%
Shrubland Scrub  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 10%
hunting -
tourism/recreation 100%
urban/industrial/transport 4%
other major
Notes: Peat extraction

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Stikli. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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