Notec river flood-plain

Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C1, C3, C4, C6 (2010)
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Area: 15,280 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high not assessed medium
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Site description
The site comprises the stretch of the lower Noteæ river valley between the Gwda inflow and Wieleñ town. Along the river there are flood-plain terraces and oxbow lakes, with extensive riverine forests, large reedbeds, fens and flooded meadows, and peat workings covered by water-fringe vegetation and scattered trees. Soils range from permanently wet to highly drained, and in some places have been converted to arable land.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair feeds in the area, nesting nearby). Other notable breeding species include Limosa limosa (70 pairs) and Chlidonias niger (52 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Notec river flood-plain. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.