The site comprises the stretch of the lower Noteæ river valley between the Gwda inflow and Wieleñ town. Along the river there are flood-plain terraces and oxbow lakes, with extensive riverine forests, large reedbeds, fens and flooded meadows, and peat workings covered by water-fringe vegetation and scattered trees. Soils range from permanently wet to highly drained, and in some places have been converted to arable land.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair feeds in the area, nesting nearby). Other notable breeding species include Limosa limosa (70 pairs) and Chlidonias niger (52 pairs).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include the cutting of trees and shrubs.
National High International None5 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Czapliniec Kunicki, 5 ha). 10,000 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Dolina Noteci, 68,840 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Notec river flood-plain. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.