Kauno Marios water reservoir & eastern coastal zone

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C1, C6 (2004)
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Area: 6,323 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description (2000 baseline)
This site covers the upper part of a reservoir used for generating hydroelectric power, and includes some islands as well as surrounding forests, swamps and meadows.

Key biodiversity
There are important numbers of breeding Botaurus stellaris and Alcedo atthis. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-2 pairs) and Crex crex (a few calling males). Other notable breeding species include Aythya ferina (min. 20 pairs) and Dendrocopos medius (min. 6 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kauno Marios water reservoir & eastern coastal zone. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.