Obra river flood-plain

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C2 (2010)
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Area: 23,650 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable very high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
The widest part of the valley of the middle Obra river is characterized by forests and meadows, without larger settlements or a developed road system. The valley is divided up by channels and ditches which drain to the west (two main channels) or to the east to the Warta river via the Mosiñski channel. The principal valley habitats are wet fields, marshes, and swamp forests of Alnus. Fields are intensively cultivated; wet grassland and scrub are not common. Forest of pine Pinus and oak Quercus covers the higher elevations.

Key biodiversity
Other notable breeding species include Grus grus (20 pairs) and Milvus migrans (six pairs). Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-6 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Obra river flood-plain. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.