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Location Lithuania, Vilnius
Central coordinates 25o 6.00' East  54o 22.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 19,314 ha
Altitude 130 - 160m
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 Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1999  60 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1996  40 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1999  20 males only  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2002  12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  2000  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1999  8 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2000  8 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1996  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kernavo pelke - LTSAL0001 Habitats Directive 1,449 protected area contained by site 1,449  
Kernavo telmologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 1,449 protected area contained by site 1,449  
Merkio upe - LTVAR0011 Habitats Directive 2,381 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Rudninku giria - LTSALB002 Birds Directive 20,095 protected area contains site 19,314  
Rudninku krastovaizdzio draustinis Nature Reserve 1,802 protected area contained by site 1,908  
Visincios upes slenis ties Gudeliais - LTSAL0004 Habitats Directive 21 protected area contained by site 21  
Zygmantiskiu geomorfologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 2,259 protected area contained by site 2,236  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater  2%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  93%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  3%
Grassland   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
forestry major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rudninkai forest complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014

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