Agricultural land near the Kalvarija settlement

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 2001 80 males C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 2001 20 males C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2001 20 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2001 6 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 2001 200 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 2001 6 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)
Kalvarijos apylinkės Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,751 protected area contained by site 0
Kalvarija Biosphere Polygon Biosferos poligonas 19,751 protected area contained by site 0
Grandai Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15 protected area contained by site 0
Aguonio geomorfologinis draustinis Gamtinis draustinis 332 protected area contained by site 329


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
Grassland -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Agricultural land near the Kalvarija settlement. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.