Szczecin lagoon

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2010)
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Area: 55,950 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed very high medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
The Polish part of Szczecin lagoon. The waters are shallow (mean depth 2-3 m) and extremely productive in fish, with high density of benthic organisms. Aquatic plants dominate in places, and shores are covered by reedbeds Phragmites and rushes Scirpus. The lagoon is used for shipping.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Szczecin lagoon. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.