IBA criteria met: B3a, C3 (2022)
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Area: 3,160 ha
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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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Weltyn lakes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/916 on 02/06/2023.