Goplo Lake Site

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C2, C6 (2010)
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Area: 9,885 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable very high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
The park covers Gop³o lake and surroundings, as well as the Skulskie lakes (Skulskie, Skulska Wieœ, Czartowo) that are part of the Noteæ river system. Gop³o lake (25 km long) has flat, unforested shores with extensive beds of reed Phragmites. There are some islands (25 ha), covered mainly with reed. The surrounding area is covered mainly by wet meadows, fields and small forests.

Key biodiversity
During autumn passage a total of 20,000 or more waterbirds stage regularly at the site, mainly wildfowl, and especially geese Anser. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair). A total of 198 species have been recorded, including 74 waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Goplo Lake Site. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.