Nysa reservoir

Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C3, C4, C6 (2010)
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Area: 2,072 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high favourable low
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Site description
A large storage reservoir on the Nysa K³odzka river, in a hilly agricultural landscape, near Otmuchów reservoir. At the western end there are artificial islands created as a result of gravel exploitation. Southern and western shores are partly overgrown with willow Salix scrub with sparse water-fringe vegetation. Two river mouths (the Widna and the Bia³a G³uchowska) are important for birds. Land-uses include gravel exploitation.

Key biodiversity
Up to 60,000 ducks, geese, gulls and waders occur on migration and in winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nysa reservoir. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.