Birzulius-Stervas marshes complex

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2004)
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Area: 3,620 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
A large, swampy wetland of reedbeds, lakes, forests, and meadows. Biržulis lake is very shallow and surrounded by reedbeds. Sterva lake is surrounded by bogs. This IBA was previously known as `Lakes Biržulis and Styrvas' in the previous pan-European inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for Botaurus stellaris and Larus minutus. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (a few calling males).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Birzulius-Stervas marshes complex. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.