Weltyn lakes

Country/territory: Poland

IBA criteria met: B3a, C3 (2022)
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Area: 3,160 ha

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A complex of small lakes (the largest, We³tyñ, covering 360 ha) which are surrounded by cultivated fields, meadows, pastures and small stands of beech Fagus. Some of the lakes have small islands with bushy vegetation and small patches of reed Phragmites.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (one breeding pair), Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair feeds in the area, nesting nearby).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Weltyn lakes. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.