Barycz river valley

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 2004-2008 6-10 breeding pairs C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2006-2008 6,000 individuals C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2006-2008 11,000-28,000 individuals C3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2005-2007 30-39 breeding pairs C1, C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 2004-2007 29-36 males C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2009 8,000 individuals C2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2006-2007 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2006-2007 46-53 males C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2006-2007 29-45 breeding pairs C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 2009 1,500 individuals C2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 2004-2009 7-115 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2004-2007 282-453 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2004-2007 59-92 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2004-2008 5-7 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 2004-2009 10-15 breeding pairs C1, C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 2004-2007 60-90 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004-2009 53,000-68,000 individuals C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 not assessed favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wzgórza Ostrzeszowskie i Kotlina Odolanowska (woj. wielkopolskie) Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 69,232 protected area is adjacent to site 1,700
Wydymacz Rezerwat Przyrody 49 protected area contained by site 49
Stawy Milickie Rezerwat Przyrody 5,298 protected area contained by site 5,324
Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Park Krajobrazowy 86,179 protected area contains site 0
Ostoja nad Baryczą Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 82,026 protected area overlaps with site 51,933
Olszyny Niezgodzkie Rezerwat Przyrody 73 protected area contained by site 0
Milicz Fishponds Nature Reserve Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,324 protected area contained by site 5,325
Las Pardoliñski Nature Monument 5 protected area contained by site 5
Dolina Baryczy Landscape Park 87,040 protected area contains site 25,700
Dolina Baryczy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 55,517 protected area overlaps with site 55,280


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barycz river valley. Downloaded from on 02/04/2023.