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Location Poland, podlaskie
Central coordinates 23o 12.00' East  52o 35.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 3,887 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2005-2008  9-18 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2005-2008  206-229 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2005-2006  13-31 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Górnego Nurca - PLB200004 Birds Directive 3,995 protected area overlaps with site 3,607  
Ostoja w dolinie Górnego Nurca - PLH200021 Habitats Directive 5,524 protected area overlaps with site 2,943  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   1%
Grassland   80%
Artificial - terrestrial   17%
Other   1%
Wetlands (inland)   1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Nurzec River Valley. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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