Kretuonas Landscape Reserve

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2004)
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Area: 1,170 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
A shallow nutrient-rich lake with six islands, surrounded by wet meadows, mires, reedbeds and woodland.

Key biodiversity
The lake (and particularly the islands) are important for breeding waterbirds, notably Sterna albifrons and Chlidonias niger. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (possibly an irregular breeder), Crex crex (up to 3 calling males), Gallinago media (1 known pair).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kretuonas Landscape Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.