Krekenava forests

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 8,680 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
A tract of mixed and deciduous forest, in central Lithuania, most of which is managed.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding birds of prey (especially Aquila pomarina), Ciconia nigra (no population estimate), and rare woodpecker species in Lithuania. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (on passage), Crex crex (5-6 calling males).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krekenava forests. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.