Viesvile Strict Nature Reserve

Country/territory: Lithuania

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2004)
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Area: 3,220 ha

Protection status:

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija

Site description
An area of boreal forest (60% pine Pinus, 20% alder Alnus and 10% birch Betula stands) with large bogs (covering 40% of total area).

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Grus grus (the highest density in Lithuania). Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Viesvile Strict Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/09/2020.