IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4 (2010)
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Area: 16,820 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2010||very high||not assessed||medium|
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Site description (baseline)
A large lake with a moderate level of nutrients, bordered to the south and west by extensive chalk fens and meadows, and to the east by adjoining alder Alnus forest. The P³onia river goes through the lake and flows into D¹bie lake. The lake is a drinking water reservoir for the city of Szczecin and also supports a fishery.
Up to 12,000-14,000 Anser fabalis and A. albifrons stage here in autumn, with up to 1,500 such birds in winter. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair feeds in the area, nesting nearby), Crex crex (one pair), Acrocephalus paludicola (nine singing males).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Miedwie site. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/917 on 02/06/2023.