Country/territory: Estonia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2003)
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Area: 14,162 ha

Protection status:

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description
A complex of raised bogs, numerous pools, and broadleaved deciduous and mixed forests in south-west Estonia. The main land-uses are forestry, non-intensive agriculture, nature conservation and research, and tourism.

Key biodiversity
An important staging area for migratory geese Anser (totalling 30,000-40,000 at peak counts) and Grus grus, and an important breeding area for several species of mire and forest. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Grus grus (10 pairs), Picus canus (5-10 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Põhja-Liivimaa. Downloaded from on 22/09/2020.