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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
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 

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  


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 on 01/11/2014

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