Marine waters along the continental part of Lithuania

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2004)
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Area: 65,914 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable low
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Site description
An offshore area in the Baltic Sea between 55°50'N and 55°55'N.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering and migrating waterbirds, especially wintering seaduck (including important numbers of Clangula hyemalis, Gavia arctica and Alca torda), totalling more than 20,000 individuals on a regular basis. The number of wintering Polysticta stelleri varies according to different sources (300-1,200), but 800-1,000 individuals is the most recent estimate.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marine waters along the continental part of Lithuania. Downloaded from on 07/07/2022.