Pededze forest and Parabaine

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 50-100 breeding pairs C1
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1994-2004 3-8 breeding pairs C6
Ural Owl Strix uralensis LC resident 1994-2004 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 1994-2004 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1994-2004 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1994-2004 20-50 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)
Seldżu ozolu audze Nature Reserve 17 protected area contained by site 17
Pededzes lejtece Nature Reserve 4,663 protected area overlaps with site 4,650
Pārabaine Nature Reserve 9,850 protected area overlaps with site 8,593
Lubana wetland complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 48,020 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lubana mitrajs Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 51,352 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lubana mitrajs Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 51,352 protected area overlaps with site 14,737
Lubāna mitrājs Dabas liegums 51,350 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Shrubland Scrub -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pededze forest and Parabaine. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.