The Svēte floodplains are significant area in Latvia and Europe for waterfowl spring migration, when more than 20,000 species gather in the floodplains at the same time. Species include corn-crake, pintail, bittern, little eagle, black stork, snake-eagle, etc. So far, a total of 45 protected bird species have been registered in the Svēte floodplains.
The high polder dams of Svēte River provide a wonderful platform for bird watching, as well as spending time outdoors. The dams provide good close up and panoramic views.