Polica Mountain Range

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 2008 5-12 males C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rezerwat na Policy Klemensiewicza Rezerwat Przyrody 58 protected area contained by site 0
Południowomałopolski Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 364,496 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pasmo Policy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,190 protected area overlaps with site 1,055
Na Policy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 766 protected area overlaps with site 252
Na Policy Rezerwat Przyrody 14 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Other -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Polica Mountain Range. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.