Otmuchów reservoir

Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C1, C3, C4 (2010)
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Area: 2,023 ha

Protection status:

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed low
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Site description
A large storage reservoir on the Nysa K³odzka river, situated amongst hills in an agricultural landscape, not far from Nysa reservoir. Broadleaved forest adjoins the embanked eastern side. The western and southern shores have a more natural character, being covered with a wide belt of willow Salix bushes. The northern part is used for recreation. The reservoir controls water flow for navigation on the Odra river, and there are considerable fluctuations in water-level. Although some parts of the shore are shingle, the bottom of the reservoir is generally muddy and sandy.

Key biodiversity
More than 20,000 migrating and wintering waterbirds occur regularly, mainly geese Anser, ducks Anas, and Vanellus vanellus and other waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Otmuchów reservoir. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.