Mietkow reservoir

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large storage reservoir situated in a hilly agricultural landscape, used to control water-flow for navigation on the Odra river. It is surrounded by arable land and two small broadleaved forests. Gravel is extracted by mechanical diggers. The area is also used for hunting and angling.

Key biodiversity
The largest roosting place for migrating and wintering Anser fabalis in Poland.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Birds are disturbed by recreation/tourism (including anglers), by gravel excavators working on the reservoir, and by hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mietkow reservoir. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.