Kemeri national park

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1994-2004 3,000-5,000 individuals C3
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1994-2004 200-250 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994-2004 213-255 breeding pairs C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1994-2004 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1994-2004 25-30 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1994-2004 500-700 individuals C2
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1994-2004 40-60 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1994-2004 12-15 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1994-2004 16-21 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 1994-2004 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1994-2004 60-90 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1994-2004 50-70 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1994-2004 3-8 breeding pairs C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 1994-2004 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1994-2004 21-26 breeding pairs C6
Picus canus NR resident 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1994-2004 30-60 breeding pairs C6
Picoides tridactylus NR resident 1994-2004 20-40 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1994-2004 12-15 breeding pairs C6
Dendrocopos leucotos NR resident 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Ficedula parva NR breeding 1994-2004 200-400 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage - 20,000 individuals C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kemeru nacionalais parks Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 818 protected area contains site 36,366
Kemeru nacionalais parks National Park 36,187 protected area overlaps with site 36,189
Kalnciema plavas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 579 protected area contained by site 170
Kalnciema plavas Restricted Nature Territory 170 protected area contained by site 170


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Urban parks and gardens, Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water -
Other -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
agriculture -
water management -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kemeri national park. Downloaded from on 23/01/2020.