Zachodniaja Biarezina

Country/territory: Belarus

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2005)
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Area: 8,031 ha

Site description
The flood-plain of the middle reaches of the West Beresina river (a lowland tributary of the Neman river), still in a predominantly natural and intact state. Alluvial Quercus forests, Salix thickets and wet meadows dominate the landscape. Land-uses include haymaking and cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The river holds the highest density of Alcedo atthis in Belarus. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (min. 20 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zachodniaja Biarezina. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.