PL005
Lower Odra river valley


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2002-2008 875 individuals C2
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2002-2008 2,160 individuals C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2002-2008 4,000-5,000 individuals C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 2002-2008 37,800 individuals C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2002-2008 25,400 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2002-2008 32,500 individuals C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 2002-2008 920 individuals C2
Smew Mergellus albellus LC passage 2002-2008 460 individuals C2
Goosander Mergus merganser LC passage 1991-2003 3,000-5,000 individuals C3
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 2002-2008 7,000 individuals C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC passage 2002-2008 43,300 individuals C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1991-2003 1,000-5,000 individuals C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 2002-2008 4,100 individuals C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 2002-2008 8,600 individuals C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2008 360-380 males C1, C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 2004-2008 30-40 males C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2002-2008 16,000 individuals C2
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 2004-2008 110-120 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2004-2008 39-45 males C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 2004-2008 1,500 individuals C2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2004-2008 10-32 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 2004-2008 120-140 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2004-2008 65-75 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2004-2008 19-20 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 2004-2008 20-25 breeding pairs C1, C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 2004-2008 7-9 breeding pairs C6
Falco peregrinus NR breeding 2004-2008 2 breeding pairs C6
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU breeding 2004-2008 3-7 males C1
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 2004-2008 45-55 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2002-2008 50,000-150,000 individuals C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2002-2008 25,000-55,000 individuals C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ujscie Warty Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,811 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Puszcza Goleniowska Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 87,711 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ostoja Cedynska Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,039 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kurowskie Bóota Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 31
Dolna Odra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 30,458 protected area overlaps with site 25,710
Dolina Dolnej Odry Landscape Park 6,009 protected area contained by site 6,009
Dolina Dolnej Odry Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 178,256 protected area overlaps with site 54,527
Cedynski Park Krajobrazowy Landscape Park 30,850 protected area contained by site 30,850

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Odra river valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/09/2019.