Liebiadziny Moch

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1990-2003 10-20 breeding pairs B2
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 1990-2003 10 breeding pairs B2
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 1990-2003 2-5 breeding pairs A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Prostyr Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 3,440 protected area overlaps with site 0
Prostyr Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 9,500 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Liebiadziny Moch. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.