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Location Poland, kujawsko-pomorskie,pomorskie
Central coordinates 17o 52.00' East  53o 59.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 360,000 ha
Altitude 119 - 207m
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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2008-2009  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2008  12-19 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  2008  229-250 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  2008  52-68 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  2008  15-24 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2001-2008  15-23 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  2008  104-125 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2008  69-150 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2004-2008  1,800-2,300 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2008  613-820 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  2001-2008  14-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  2008  31-75 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2008  564-730 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  2008  162-190 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  2008  360-550 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2008  1,600-2,500 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bory Tucholskie - PLB220009 Birds Directive 322,536 protected area contained by site 322,536  
Czerwona Woda pod Babilonem - PLH220056 Habitats Directive 821 protected area overlaps with site 138  
Dolina Wierzycy - PLH220094 Habitats Directive 4,618 protected area overlaps with site 548  
Doliny Brdy i Chociny - PLH220058 Habitats Directive 1,456 protected area contained by site 1,456  
Doliny Brdy i Stażki w Borach Tucholskich - PLH040023 Habitats Directive 3,948 protected area contained by site 3,948  
Jeziora Wdzydzkie - PLH220034 Habitats Directive 13,584 protected area contained by site 13,584  
Jezioro Krag - PLH220070 Habitats Directive 424 protected area contained by site 424  
Kosciót w Sliwicach - PLH040034 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Krzewiny - PLH040022 Habitats Directive 499 protected area overlaps with site 455  
Las Wolnosc - PLH220060 Habitats Directive 335 protected area overlaps with site 25  
Lasy Rekowskie - PLH220098 Habitats Directive 2,288 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Metne - PLH220061 Habitats Directive 524 protected area contained by site 524  
Mtosino-Lubnia - PLH220077 Habitats Directive 2,470 protected area contained by site 2,470  
Ostoja Zapcenska - PLH220057 Habitats Directive 3,805 protected area contained by site 3,805  
PN Bory Tucholskie National Park 4,613 protected area contained by site 4,798  
Sandr Brdy - PLH220026 Habitats Directive 7,493 protected area contained by site 7,493  
Sandr Wdy - PLH040017 Habitats Directive 6,321 protected area contained by site 6,321  
Stary Bukowiec - PLH220082 Habitats Directive 308 protected area contained by site 308  
Wielki Sandr Brdy - PLB220001 Birds Directive 37,106 protected area contained by site 37,106  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   22%
Forest   66%
Grassland   7%
Wetlands (inland)   4%
Other   1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tuchola Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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