Niepolomice forest

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C6 (2010)
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Area: 11,880 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 high very unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
Niepo³omice forest lies in lightly undulating country at the confluence of the Wis³a (Vistula) and Raba rivers (the Karpaty Plateau rapids). The forest is drained by the Drwinka river, which bisects the site. The southern part is densely forested, dominated by pine Pinus or mixed oak Quercus/Pinus. Dry-ground forest of hornbeam Carpinus is dominant in the northern part, but there is also riverine forest of alder Alnus, wooded meadows, and oxbow lakes at various stages of silting up. Stands are predominantly young, but in some places there is still some old-growth forest. The forest is surrounded by meadows and arable land, and adjoins a dozen or so villages.

Key biodiversity
A total of 180 species have been recorded, including 115 breeders or probable breeders, and 60 migrants.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Niepolomice forest. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.