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 Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1994-2004 50-75 males C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994-2004 100-130 breeding pairs C1
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1994-2004 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1994-2004 38-40 breeding pairs B2, C6
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos LC resident 1994-2004 10-20 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)
Kuja Dabas parks 10,790 is identical to site 10,788
Kuja Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,788 is identical to site 0
Kuja Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,788 is identical to site 10,759


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuja. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.