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.
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).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zachodniaja Biarezina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.