|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2009||very high||not assessed||medium|
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A marshy stretch of the Narew valley, spanning 58 km between Sura¿ town and ¯ó³tki village, and from 300 m to 4 km wide. The valley has a natural character between Sura¿ and Rzêdziny towns and is periodically flooded. The Narew is a braided, meandering river, and creates a system which occupies the whole width of the valley floor in some places. There is a very rich mosaic of plant communitiesmainly beds of reed Phragmites and sedge Carex, alder Alnus forest and riverside scrub of willow Salix.
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (formerly one pair, now extinct here), Gallinago media (6-8 pairs).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marshy Valley of the Narew River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2021.