IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1994-2004 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1994-2004 13-15 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Piejūra Dabas parks 4,141 protected area overlaps with site 3,350
Piejura Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,141 protected area overlaps with site 0
Piejura Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,141 protected area overlaps with site 3,134


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
forestry -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Piejura. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/piejura-iba-latvia on 02/10/2023.