|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2010||very high||not assessed||negligible|
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Pisz forest lies on the border between the Great Mazury lake region and the Mazury lowlands, and the Pisa and Krutynia rivers flow through this area. The largest lake in Polandniardwy (1,097 km2)is located in the north-western part of the site, and there are also a dozen other lakes. Many tree species reach the limit of their range here. There are coniferous forests of pine Pinus with some smaller areas of spruce Picea and broadleaved dry-ground forest of lime Tilia and hornbeam Carpinus. Around the lakes in wet areas there are alder Alnus forests and different kinds of mire.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (rare on passage), Crex crex (frequent breeder).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pisz forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.