Kretuonas Landscape Reserve

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
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1998-1999 15 breeding pairs B2
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 2001 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 2001 5 breeding pairs B2
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1998-1999 80 breeding pairs B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2001 220-275 breeding pairs C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kretuono ežeras ir jo apylinkės Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,972 protected area contains site 1,170
Kretuono ežeras Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,182 is identical to site 1,170
Kretuonas Ornithological Reserve 1,260 protected area contains site 1,170
Aukstaitijos nacionalinis parkas Valstybinis parkas 41,056 protected area contains site 0
Aukstaitija National Park 40,570 protected area contains site 1,170


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kretuonas Landscape Reserve. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.