Hermansky stav-Odra-Poolsi wetlands

Country/territory: Czechia

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 5,041 ha

Czech Society for Ornithology
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
The IBA is situated near to the industrial agglomeration of Ostrava, and contains a system of four large fish-ponds (totalling 480 ha) and extensive areas of reedbed (Phragmites) (totalling 100 ha). A network of canals and streams empty into the Odra river and its tributary, the OLse river. Oxbow lakes, sandpits and remnants of flood-plain forest adjoin the latter.

Key biodiversity
Nationally important populations of Botaurus stellaris, Ixobrychus minutus, Porzana porzana, Tringa totanus, Limosa limosa, Luscinia svecica cyanecula and Panurus biarmicus breed here. The fish-ponds are also important for up to 5,000 wintering and migrating wildfowl. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (2 wintering birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hermansky stav-Odra-Poolsi wetlands. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.