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.
The site supports a high density of breeding Crex crex.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cirgali meadows. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2020.