Middle Notec River Valley

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2004-2009 650-700 individuals C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 2004-2009 550-600 individuals C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2004-2009 10,000 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2004-2009 12,000 individuals C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2009 122 males C1
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2004-2009 6,650 individuals C2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT breeding 2009 10 breeding pairs C1
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 2004-2009 60 individuals C1
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 2007-2009 11-16 breeding pairs C1
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC breeding 2009 250-280 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004-2009 28,000-35,000 individuals C4

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2011 favourable not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population good

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Grus grus Common Crane 5580 6200 individuals 100 favourable

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Równina Szubińsko-Łabiszyńska Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,826 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Puszcza nad Gwdą Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 77,679 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nadnotecki Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 2,888 protected area overlaps with site 0
Łąki Ślesińskie Rezerwat Przyrody 44 protected area contained by site 0
Dolina Środkowej Noteci i Kanału Bydgoskiego Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32,672 protected area overlaps with site 32,672
Dolina Noteci Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 50,532 protected area overlaps with site 30,215
Dolina Noteci Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 71,521 protected area overlaps with site 0
Borek Rezerwat Przyrody 132 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Middle Notec River Valley. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.