Przemków ponds

Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C1, C3, C4, C6 (2010)
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Area: 4,555 ha

Protection status:

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description
Two pond complexes (769 ha and 179 ha) on the Szprotawa river catchment (a tributary of the Bóbr river), with scattered forest of ash Fraxinus and alder Alnus (75 ha). Shoreline reedbeds Phragmites cover 6% of the ponds' area. Dams are generally treeless. Extensive meadows, sedge-beds and willow Salix bushes adjoin this area.

Key biodiversity
More than 20,000 waterbirds occur regularly on autumn passage, mainly wildfowl and Fulica atra. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair), Crex crex (one pair).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Przemków ponds. Downloaded from on 06/05/2021.