Novaraistis State Ornithological Reserve

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B3, C2 (2004)
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Area: 837 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
A bog which was formerly exploited for peat and then abandoned without any restorative measures being taken. It has now undergone some natural recovery, aided by the dam-creating activities of Eurasian beavers Castor fiber which are very common in the area.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding Porzana porzana, for migrating Grus grus, and for moulting birds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (a few calling males).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Novaraistis State Ornithological Reserve. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.