Mietkow reservoir

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C1, C3, C4, C6 (2010)
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Area: 1,036 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 favourable very high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A large storage reservoir situated in a hilly agricultural landscape, used to control water-flow for navigation on the Odra river. It is surrounded by arable land and two small broadleaved forests. Gravel is extracted by mechanical diggers. The area is also used for hunting and angling.

Key biodiversity
The largest roosting place for migrating and wintering Anser fabalis in Poland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mietkow reservoir. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.