Oak-hornbeam forests in the Odra valley

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C6 (2010)
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Area: 20,440 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 favourable very high negligible
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Site description (2000 baseline)
The site comprises the 70 km stretch of the Odra valley between Narok town (by Opole town) and Wroc³aw city. The valley is forested mainly with hornbeam Carpinus, but there is also some riverine forest. Much of the site is meadows, pastures and fields. There are also numerous streams, oxbow lakes, areas of shallow water and bare silt remaining from former floods, and fish-ponds.

Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (up to two pairs), Haliaeetus albicilla (two pairs), Crex crex (4-5 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oak-hornbeam forests in the Odra valley. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.