PL002
Szczecin lagoon


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2004-2009 200-600 individuals C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2004-2009 3,000-8,000 individuals C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 2004-2009 3,000-35,000 individuals C2
Goosander Mergus merganser LC passage 2004-2009 30,000-50,000 individuals C3
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 2004-2009 30,000 individuals C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC passage 2004-2009 20,000-40,000 individuals C3
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 2004-2009 22,000 individuals C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 2004-2009 54,000 individuals C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 2004-2009 50,000-90,000 individuals C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2005-2009 70-90 males C1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 2004-2009 14,000 individuals C3
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 2004-2009 2,000-5,000 individuals C2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2005-2009 7-10 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 1995-2003 8-10 breeding pairs C1
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1995-2003 6-7 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004-2009 135,000-250,000 individuals C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2004-2009 150,000 individuals C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Very little or no conservation action taking place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zalew Szczecinski Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,511 protected area contained by site 47,195
Wolinski PN National Park 10,937 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wolin i Uznam Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 30,792 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Uroczyska w Lasach Stepnickich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,750 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ujscie Odry i Zalew Szczecinski Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 52,612 protected area overlaps with site 43,015
Szczecin lagoon Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 52,467 protected area overlaps with site 43,015
Szczecin lagoon Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 30,703 protected area overlaps with site 1,428
Puszcza Goleniowska Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 87,711 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ostoja Wkrzanska Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 47,195 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ostoja Goleniowska Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,419 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Laki Skoszewskie Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,008 protected area contained by site 9,083
Delta Swiny Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,391 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Szczecin lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2019.