Babite lake

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C2, C4, C6 (2004)
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Area: 3,052 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
Eutrophic coastal freshwater lake, rich in emergent vegetation. The site is tightly encircled by polder dykes and surrounded mostly by farmland. A small area of wet natural meadows remains in the SW part. The site was included in the first European IBA inventory [3] and all subsequent site lists [4, 5, 1]. High protection level: there is a 97.9% overlap with Babite lake restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Babite lake. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.