Cirgali meadows

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 650 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
Flood-plain meadows on the left side of the Gauja river, bordering Estonia. Conditions are very diverse, ranging from wet (many oxbow lakes in all stages of succession) to dry (poor sandy soils). Plant species-richness and diversity are high. The meadows have been used extensively for grass-mowing and grazing. The area supports a diverse fauna and flora, and is also important for its geological and landscape value.

Key biodiversity
The site supports a high density of breeding Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cirgali meadows. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.