Kretuonas Landscape Reserve

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1998-1999 15 breeding pairs B2
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 2001 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 2001 5 breeding pairs B2
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1998-1999 80 breeding pairs B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2001 220-275 breeding pairs C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kretuono ežeras ir jo apylinkės Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,972 protected area contains site 1,170
Kretuono ežeras Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,182 is identical to site 1,170
Kretuonas Ornithological Reserve 1,260 protected area contains site 1,170
Aukstaitijos nacionalinis parkas Valstybinis parkas 41,056 protected area contains site 0
Aukstaitija National Park 40,570 protected area contains site 1,170


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kretuonas Landscape Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.