Weltyn lakes

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of small lakes (the largest, We³tyñ, covering 360 ha) which are surrounded by cultivated fields, meadows, pastures and small stands of beech Fagus. Some of the lakes have small islands with bushy vegetation and small patches of reed Phragmites.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (one breeding pair), Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair feeds in the area, nesting nearby).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Water pollution from agriculture is a threat, as are drainage and recreation.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Weltyn lakes. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.