Uzava coast

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 1,270 ha

Protection status:

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
Area of mainly forested sand dunes on the Baltic Sea coast. Habitats of particular interest are the natural expanses of open gravel and pebble, up to 400-500 m wide, stretching along the shore. First listed as part of the IBA LV006 in 1994 [1], now also qualifies under the IBA C criteria. Fully protected: there is a 99.5% overlap with Uzava restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is due to differences in different methods of boundary setting.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uzava coast. Downloaded from on 12/04/2021.