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.
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.
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BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mietkow reservoir. Downloaded from
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