Liepaja lake

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2004)
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Area: 4,818 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (baseline)
A shallow eutrophic coastal lake with extensive areas of emergent vegetation (Phragmites, Typha, Scirpus, Sparganium), surrounded by seasonally flooded meadows and arable land. Polders and dams enclose most of the wetland area. The lake was included in the first European IBA inventory [3] and listed in all subsequent international and national site lists [4, 5, 1]. High protection level: there is a 93.1% overlap with Liepaja lake restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Liepaja lake. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.