Kamanos Strict Nature Reserve

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large raised bog with some small lakes, surrounded by predominantly coniferous forests (mainly spruce Picea with some pine Pinus).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for mire-breeding species including Tetrao tetrix (with more than 50 displaying males, the largest concentration in Lithuania) and Pluvialis apricaria (min. 7 pairs), and supports large numbers of Grus grus on passage (up to 200 birds in autumn migration, 1995-1996).

Protected areas
National Partial International High4,300 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Kamanos, 4,300 ha). 5,195 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Kamanos, 5,195 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kamanos Strict Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 19/01/2022.