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Location Lithuania, Utena
Central coordinates 26o 33.00' East  55o 36.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 3,612 ha
Altitude 150 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
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1998  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1999  10 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1998  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1998  40 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Druksiu ezeras - LTZAR0029 Habitats Directive 3,612 is identical to site 3,612  
Druksiu ezeras - LTZARB003 Birds Directive 3,654 protected area contains site 3,612  
Smalveles upe ir slapzemes - LTZAR0026 Habitats Directive 547 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  95%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Treeline ecotone  3%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture major
water management 95%
tourism/recreation minor
Notes: Human access is limited because of State Border regime.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Druksiai. Downloaded from on 21/04/2015

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