|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2011||not assessed||unfavourable||not assessed|
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One of the largest remaining complexes of natural forest in the Mazowsze region, situated between the Bug and the Narew rivers, and drained by the Brok, Struga, Truche³ka, Turka and Wymakacz rivers. Stands are 40-80 years old, in more or less dense tracts, interspersed with meadows, ponds and willow Salix scrub. Seventy percent of the forest is a monoculture of pine Pinus or is mixed forest of oak Quercus and Pinus, 10% is broadleaved dominated by hornbeam Carpinus, and the rest is broadleaved riverine forest. Two fish-pond complexes and a dozen or so villages are located in the middle of the site.
A total of 193 species have been recorded. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Gallinago media.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Biala Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.