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Location Lithuania, Taurage
Central coordinates 21o 45.00' East  55o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C3, C6
Area 1,586 ha
Altitude 5 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1999  800 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 1999  300 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  45 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  80 males only  C1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1998  15 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1999  20 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Near Threatened 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1999  30 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1999  30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1999  100 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1999  80 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Senrusnes ir Sennemunes ezerai - LTSLUB002 Birds Directive 1,586 is identical to site 1,586  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  31%
Grassland   64%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland 64%
agriculture 31%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flooded meadows arround the Senoji & Naujoji Rusne lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

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