Seda marsh

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1994-2004 300-600 individuals C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1994-2004 2,000-5,000 individuals C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1994-2004 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1994-2004 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1994-2004 500-700 individuals C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1994-2004 10-20 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ziemeļvidzemes biosfēras rezervāts Biosferas rezervats 475,515 protected area contains site 0
Sedas purvs Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,259 is identical to site 0
Sedas purvs Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,259 is identical to site 7,300
Sedas purvs Dabas liegums 7,259 is identical to site 7,239


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Shrubland Scrub -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Seda marsh. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.