Parczew forests

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: C1, C6 (2010)
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Area: 13,590 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 very high favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A forest complex in the north-west part of the £êczyñsko-W³odawskie lakeland, between the Wieprz-Krzna Canal and the Tyœmienica river. The forest is drained by tributaries of the Tyœmienica (Ocho¿a, Piwonia-Bobrówka, Konotopa. Forest is mainly pine Pinus (stands up to 160 years old in some places) and mixed oak Quercus/pine, with some small stands dominated by other broadleaved species. In places there are transitional mires covered by sedge-beds (Scheuchzeria/Carex), and there are meadows along the Ocho¿a.

Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (2-3 pairs), Haliaeetus albicilla (two pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parczew forests. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.