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Location Lithuania, Kaunas
Central coordinates 23o 47.00' East  55o 19.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 5,782 ha
Altitude 60 - 80m
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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2000  6-8 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  15 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  2000  30-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Treeline ecotone  93%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 93%
hunting -
agriculture 7%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dotnuva-Josvainiai forest complex. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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