Verkne river

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: B3 (2000)
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Area: 690 ha

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
Semi-natural wet meadows, scrub and deciduous forests in the Verknë river valley. Abandoned land is being overgrown by scrub.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Circus pygargus. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (up to 10 calling males).

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