Skrunda fish-ponds

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1994-2004 200-500 individuals C2
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 1994-2004 3-8 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC non-breeding 1994-2004 10-15 individuals C1

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)
Skrundas zivju diki Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 496 protected area overlaps with site 496
Skrundas zivju diki Restricted Nature Territory 496 protected area overlaps with site 496
Skrundas zivju dīķi Dabas liegums 496 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Skrunda fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.