Pavezupis fish-ponds

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 1,000 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description (2000 baseline)
A system of intensively farmed fish-ponds with scattered trees.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Botaurus stellaris and Larus minutus, and notable also for Podiceps grisegena (up to 20 pairs). Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (irregular), Crex crex (a few pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pavezupis fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.