Pilica River Valley

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1987-2000 50-100 males C1
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 2008 50 breeding pairs C1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1987-2000 15-25 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tomczyce Rezerwat Przyrody 58 protected area overlaps with site 0
Spalski Park Krajobrazowy Park Krajobrazowy 13,013 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sokół Rezerwat Przyrody 440 protected area contained by site 0
Majdan Rezerwat Przyrody 49 protected area contained by site 0
Dolina Środkowej Wisły Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 30,778 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dolina rzeki Pilicy i Drzewiczki Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 64,062 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dolina Pilicy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 35,356 protected area overlaps with site 33,280
Dolina Dolnej Pilicy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31,822 protected area overlaps with site 28,385


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pilica River Valley. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.