IBA criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 1,270 ha
Site description (baseline)
Area of mainly forested sand dunes on the Baltic Sea coast. Habitats of particular interest are the natural expanses of open gravel and pebble, up to 400-500 m wide, stretching along the shore. First listed as part of the IBA LV006 in 1994 , now also qualifies under the IBA C criteria. Fully protected: there is a 99.5% overlap with Uzava restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is due to differences in different methods of boundary setting.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uzava coast. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/18952 on 30/05/2023.