Several raised bogs, separated and surrounded by vast, mixed, mainly wet forests, near the Estonian border. The area is relatively unaffected by human activities, which include forestry, hunting and cranberry Vaccinium collecting.
The site is an important staging area for migrating geese (Anser fabalis, A. albifrons), although no precise counts have been made. There is a diverse assemblage of breeding birds of forest and bog.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gaujiena bogs and forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022.