IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994-2004 300-700 breeding pairs C1, C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1994-2004 100-200 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1994-2004 10-30 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1994-2004 100-250 breeding pairs C2, C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 1994-2004 3-7 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1994-2004 25-35 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1994-2004 25-50 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Raznas nacionalais parks Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 59,615 is identical to site 0
Raznas nacionalais parks Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 59,615 is identical to site 59,424
Rāznas nacionālais parks Nacionalais parks 59,620 is identical to site 0
Razna Nature Park 59,615 protected area overlaps with site 59,612


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Razna. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.