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Location Lithuania, Siauliai
Central coordinates 23o 13.00' East  55o 12.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C3, C6
Area 5,013 ha
Altitude 90 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 Crane Grus grus passage  1999  800 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2000  700 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  2000  4 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  2000  3 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1999  5 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mûðos tyrelio telmologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 1,449 protected area contained by site 1,449  
Musos Tyrelio miskas - LTJOI0001 Birds Directive 0 protected area overlaps with site 1,708  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  13%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  3%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  83%
Grassland   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major
forestry 80%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
energy production and mining 12%
Notes: peat extraction

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Musos tyrelis raised bog with surrounding forest. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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