LV013
Irbe valley and Dizpurvs


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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 1994-2004 15-20 males C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1994-2004 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 1994-2004 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1994-2004 5-15 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1994-2004 25-30 breeding pairs C6
Merlin Falco columbarius LC breeding 1994-2004 2 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)
Sliteres nacionalais parks Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,361 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sliteres nacionalais parks Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,361 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Slīteres nacionālais parks Nacionalais parks 16,414 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ances purvi un meži Dabas liegums 10,130 protected area overlaps with site 8,763
Ances purvi un mezi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,130 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ances purvi un mezi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,130 protected area overlaps with site 8,772

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
military -
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Irbe valley and Dizpurvs. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/irbe-valley-and-dizpurvs-iba-latvia on 26/02/2024.