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Location Czech Republic, South Bohemia
Central coordinates 14o 28.00' East  49o 5.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 3,322 ha
Altitude 372 - 574m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description A coherent complex of forests on both banks of the Vltava river is the dominant habitat of this IBA, with two deer parks being the most important parts: the Stará obora (Old deer park) on the left riverbank and the Ponìsická obora (Ponìsická deer park) on the right one. Both deer parks are categorized as forests of specific assignation. This means that they are managed in a special way that led to a high content of broad-leaved trees and also a high proportion of old and "overgrown" stands. Thanks to these conditions, the area hosts unusually high numbers of several typical bird species of European broad-leaved forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2001  50-80 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2001  450-700 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 low favourable medium
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Leiopicus medius Middle Spotted Woodpecker 50 85 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ficedula albicollis Collared Flycatcher 450 650 breeding pairs 100 favourable

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  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baba Natural Monument 3 protected area contained by site 3  
Karvanice Nature Reserve 14 protected area contained by site 14  
Libochovka Nature Reserve 59 protected area contained by site 78  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   92%
Grassland   3%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Artificial - terrestrial   3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
hunting -

Protection status Three small-scale protected areas are covered by the IBA. All IBA is coverd by SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hlubocké obory deer parks. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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