Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B1iv, B2, C1, C5, C6 (2004)
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Area: 9,787 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description (2000 baseline)
A narrow sand-spit covered with Pinus woodland, located between the Kuronian lagoon and the Baltic Sea. Most of the area is used for recreation, and some for forestry. There are few villages.

Key biodiversity
Storks, birds of prey and passerines migrate through the area in large numbers, although no exact counts have been made.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.