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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 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed medium
unset
Unknown

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
PN Bory Tucholskie National Park 4,613 protected area contained by site 4,798  

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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tuchola Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/07/2015

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