|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||very high||not assessed||medium|
|For more information about IBA monitoring please click here|
The valley of the Odra river between Kostrzyn town, Szczeciñski lagoon (c.150 km long) and D¹bie lake. At its widest part the Odra has two main channelsthe Eastern Odra and the Regalica. The area between the main channels is a marshy plain with oxbow lakes and many smaller channels, and is covered by fens, seasonally flooded meadows, swamps and riparian forest. D¹bie lake is a large, shallow delta-lake (5,600 ha, up to 4 m deep). Human activities include boat traffic, cattle-grazing and haymaking, angling, and hunting.
One of the most important places in Poland for roosting geese Anser and Grus grus on autumn passage, with up to 40,000-45,000 Anser fabalis and A. albifrons in the area.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Odra river valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018.