The northern part of the Curonian Lagoon

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2004)
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Area: 1,476 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
The coastline and adjacent brackish water area (up to 2 km offshore) of a shallow marine bay. The area is used for shipping and industrial fishing.

Key biodiversity
An important area for staging and wintering waterbirds, supporting more than 20,000 birds in total, especially ducks and swans. The site is very important for wintering Mergus albellus and M. merganser.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: The northern part of the Curonian Lagoon. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.