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Location Poland, slaskie
Central coordinates 18o 58.00' East  49o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 35,510 ha
Altitude
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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2008  21-60 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2008  2-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2008  164-170 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  2008  60-65 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2008  76-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2010 high favourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beskid Zywiecki - PLB240002 Birds Directive 34,989 protected area overlaps with site 33,167  
Beskid Zywiecki - PLH240006 Habitats Directive 35,276 protected area overlaps with site 33,167  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   82%
Artificial - terrestrial   16%
Grassland   1%
Other   1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beskid Zywiecki Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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