Sita and Pededze flood-plain

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C1, C2, C6 (2004)
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Area: 1,193 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
Flood-plains of the Pededze and Sita rivers comprising significant areas of natural and regularly flooded meadows. Pededze is strongly meandering in its unregulated course, lined with many oxbows and scattered old Oak trees. The latter form a few rather dense park-like groups or small patches of wooded meadows. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [2, 1]. Almost fully protected: there is a 98.1% overlap with two newly designated specially protected areas and candidate SPAs, Sita and Pededze floodplain and Mugurve meadows. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is mostly due to differences in methods in boundary setting.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sita and Pededze flood-plain. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.