A large raised bog with some small lakes, surrounded by predominantly coniferous forests (mainly spruce Picea with some pine Pinus).
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).
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).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kamanos Strict Nature Reserve. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2022.