email a friend
printable version
Location Lithuania, Utena
Central coordinates 26o 44.00' East  55o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, C1, C3, C6
Area 1,322 ha
Altitude 140 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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999  6,100 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  1999  4-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  35-40 males only  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1999  15-25 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax breeding  1999  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1999  4 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Birvetos slapzemes - LTIGNB001 Birds Directive 1,240 protected area contained by site 1,240  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  57%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  11%
Grassland   32%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 3%
agriculture 8%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland 32%

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Birveta Fish-farm including segments of Dysna River and Birveta River valleys. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife