LV006
Durbe lake meadows


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 20 breeding pairs C1

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)
Durbes ezera plavas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 596 protected area contained by site 0
Durbes ezera plavas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 596 protected area contained by site 596
Durbes ezera plavas Restricted Nature Territory 596 protected area contains site 596
Durbes ezera pļavas Dabas liegums 596 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Durbe lake meadows. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/durbe-lake-meadows-iba-latvia on 28/02/2024.