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Location Czech Republic, Pardubice Region
Central coordinates 15o 40.00' East  50o 5.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 307 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description Two ponds, Bohdaneèský rybník and Matka, define the water and wetland characteristics of this IBA. Other water bodies include the Zábranské rybníky ponds and Opatovický canal on the eastern border. The land around the ponds is a mixture of meadows with various degree of humidity, reedbeds and sedge stands. Forests cover only a limited part of the area and the prevailing tree species there is the alder.

Key Biodiversity The area is a breeding site, migration stopover and a wintering site of many rare bird species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1998-2002  6-10 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed favourable not assessed
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Porzana porzana Spotted Crake 8 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bohdanecsky rybnik National Nature Reserve 249 protected area contained by site 249  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  60%
Grassland   9%
Forest   19%
Shrubland   3%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -

Protection status Almost 80% of this IBA is covered by the National Nature Reserve Bohdanecsky rybnik a rybník Matka ponds. 100% of the IBA is covered by SPA Bohdanecsky rybnik.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bohdanecsky rybnik pond. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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