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Oak-hornbeam forests in the Odra valley


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site comprises the 70 km stretch of the Odra valley between Narok town (by Opole town) and Wroc³aw city. The valley is forested mainly with hornbeam Carpinus, but there is also some riverine forest. Much of the site is meadows, pastures and fields. There are also numerous streams, oxbow lakes, areas of shallow water and bare silt remaining from former floods, and fish-ponds.



Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (up to two pairs), Haliaeetus albicilla (two pairs), Crex crex (4-5 pairs).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is intensively drained and exploited.



Protected areas
National Low International None2 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Grodzisko Ryczyñskie, 2 ha). 5 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kanigóra, 5 ha). 7 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (£acha Jelcz, 7 ha). 9 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Zwierzyniec, 9 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oak-hornbeam forests in the Odra valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2022.