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Location Czech Republic, South Bohemia
Central coordinates 14o 22.00' East  49o 2.00' North
IBA criteria C3, C6
Area 6,362 ha
Altitude 377 - 432m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description This IBA consists of about 50 ponds of various size situated in an agricultural landscape of the Budìjovice plateau. It is a breeding site and migration stopover for significant numbers of many waterbird species. Some of the species are concentrated in breeding colonies at some of the ponds and use other ponds and water bodies even outside the IBA as feeding grounds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1998-2002  400-2,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera passage  1998-2002  800-1,200 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2001-2002  105-133 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2001-2002  50-72 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  2001-2002  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Anser anser Greylag Goose 1500 335 individuals 23 very unfavourable
Mareca strepera Gadwall 260 56 individuals 22 very unfavourable
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-heron 120 323 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Sterna hirundo Common Tern 55 47 breeding pairs 86 near favourable
Luscinia svecica Bluethroat 40 40 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mokriny u Vomacku Nature Reserve 61 protected area contained by site 62  
Velky Karasin Natural Monument 10 protected area contained by site 10  
Vrbenske rybniky Nature Reserve 246 protected area contained by site 246  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Grassland   -
Forest   minor
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -

Protection status There are three small-scale protected areas within this IBA. IBA was proposed as SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ceskobudejovicke rybniky ponds. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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