Sesuva river

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2000)
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Area: 250 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
Semi-natural wet meadows in a river valley (100-500 m wide) with some Salix bushes and small ponds. Floods are seasonal but irregular and the meadows have varied water regimes. Grazing and haymaking take place at low intensity.

Key biodiversity
The area supports one of the highest breeding densities of Crex crex in Lithuania, with the meadows in the Kaišiadorys district providing particularly suitable habitat.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sesuva river. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.