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Location Poland, podkarpackie
Central coordinates 21o 19.00' East  49o 18.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 85,550 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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2004-2009  400-450 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2004-2009  30-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  2004-2009  160-180 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2004-2009  6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2009  300-400 males only  medium  C1, C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2004-2009  370-420 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  2004-2009  70-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  2004-2009  130-160 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  2004-2009  300-350 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2004-2009  35-45 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2004-2009  1,400-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Ficedula parva breeding  2004-2009  1,200-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

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

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
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 renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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 direct mortality of trigger species - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Ciconia nigra Black Stork 40 35 breeding pairs 88 near favourable
Clanga pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle 180 160 breeding pairs 89 near favourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 6 5 breeding pairs 84 near favourable
Crex crex Corncrake 400 500 males only 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beskid Niski - PLB180002 Birds Directive 151,967 protected area contains site 85,550  
Dorzecze Górnego Sanu - PLH180021 Habitats Directive 1,579 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Jasiotka - PLH180011 Habitats Directive 687 protected area overlaps with site 226  
Kosciót w Skalniku - PLH180037 Habitats Directive 351 protected area contained by site 351  
Magurski PN National Park 19,439 protected area overlaps with site 16,582  
Ostoja Jasliska - PLH180014 Habitats Directive 29,287 protected area contained by site 29,287  
Ostoja Magurska - PLH180001 Habitats Directive 20,084 protected area overlaps with site 17,822  
Osuwiska w Lipowicy - PLH180044 Habitats Directive 14 protected area contained by site 14  
Rymanów - PLH180016 Habitats Directive 5,241 protected area overlaps with site 3,345  
Trzciana - PLH180018 Habitats Directive 2,286 protected area overlaps with site 2,149  
Tysa Góra - PLH180015 Habitats Directive 2,744 protected area contained by site 2,744  
Wistoka z doptywami - PLH180052 Habitats Directive 2,653 protected area overlaps with site 157  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   75%
Grassland   14%
Artificial - terrestrial   10%
Other   1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beskid Niski Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014

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