PL168
Elblag Height


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2005-2006 410-460 males C1, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 2004-2009 110-150 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 2004-2006 190-220 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 2004-2006 290-450 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 2006 380 breeding pairs C6
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva LC breeding 2006 500 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zatoka Elbląska Rezerwat Przyrody 831 protected area overlaps with site 0
Zalew Wislany i Mierzeja Wislana Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 40,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Zalew Wiślany i Mierzeja Wiślana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 40,862 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Zalew Wiślany Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32,224 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej - Zachód Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 1,886 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej - Wschód Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 5,882 protected area contained by site 0
Słobicki Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 4,950 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rzeki Baudy Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 17,648 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pióropusznikowy Jar Rezerwat Przyrody 39 protected area contained by site 0
Park Krajobrazowy Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej Park Krajobrazowy 13,350 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nowinka Rezerwat Przyrody 74 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lenki Rezerwat Przyrody 10 protected area contained by site 0
Kadyński Las Rezerwat Przyrody 8 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jeziora Drużno Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 12,547 protected area overlaps with site 0
Doliny Erozyjne Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,260 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dolina Stradanki Rezerwat Przyrody 121 protected area overlaps with site 0
Buki Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej Rezerwat Przyrody 94 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Elblag Height. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/elblag-height-iba-poland on 04/03/2024.