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Site description (2000 baseline)
The site contains the channel and valley of the Bug river between the Krzna river tributary and the Zegrzyñski reservoir (260 km), with adjacent extensive dry pastures. The whole area floods in spring. There are some swamps and mires at the mouths of tributaries entering the Bug. The river channel is generally natural, not too modified by man, so there are numerous bare sand islands and others overgrown with ruderal herbs or willow Salix scrub. Elsewhere there are also local remnants of willow or poplar Populus scrub. On the lowest river terrace there are numerous oxbow lakes, differing in size, depth and extent of aquatic vegetation (Potamogeton, Lemna).
The site supports more breeding Charadrius hiaticula than any other inland site in Europe.
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Bug river valley. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lower-bug-river-valley-iba-poland on 22/02/2024.