|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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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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hermansky stav-Odra-Poolsi wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2023.