Bieszczady Mountains

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C1, C6 (2010)
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Area: 107,800 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 high favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
The site covers part of the Western Bieszczady range, the only part of the Eastern Carpathians lying within Poland. The lowest part of the site is mainly deforested, above which is subalpine forest (covering 84% of the site), dominated mainly by beech Fagus. Above that are extensive alpine meadows and Vaccinium heath, with alder Alnus shrubs.

Key biodiversity
A total of 161 species have been recorded. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (1-2 non-breeding birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bieszczady Mountains. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.