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Location Lithuania, Telsiai
Central coordinates 22o 8.00' East  56o 7.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 6,572 ha
Altitude 120 m
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
Common Pochard Aythya ferina breeding  1999  30 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Vulnerable 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2002  8 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  2001  10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Plinksiai Landscape Reserve 1,011 protected area contained by site 1,011  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  6%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  82%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  6%
Grassland   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture 6%
nature conservation and research -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Plinksiai state Nature Reserve and its environs. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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