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Location Lithuania, Siauliai
Central coordinates 23o 25.00' East  55o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 454 ha
Altitude 130 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
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2000  4-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1998  1,200 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2000  700 individuals  C2  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sulinkiu durpynas - LTRADB004 Birds Directive 454 is identical to site 454  
Sulinkiu ornitologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 25 protected area overlaps with site 25  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  77%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Treeline ecotone  23%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
energy production and mining 30%
Notes: peat extraction

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Exploited Sulinkiai peatbog. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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