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A delta (growing in the direction of Szczeciñski lagoon) which contains natural and artificial channels of the wina river, with numerous islands. The site also covers the south-west coast of Wolin island and the south-east part of Uznam island adjoining the Piastowski channel. The plant community is very rich. Most of the forest is old-growth (130-150 years), dominated by alder Alnus, mixed birch/oak Betula/Quercus and beech/oak Fagus/Quercus. Open areas are dominated by saltmarsh, rush Scirpus and reedbeds Phragmites. The latter completely cover some islets and almost all shores of the other islands. A very small area is used as arable land.
A very attractive area for breeding, migrating and wintering birds with very rich food sources available. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (two pairs). A total of 140 bird species have been recorded breeding.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta of the Swina river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021.