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Location Poland, malopolskie,slaskie
Central coordinates 19o 8.00' East  50o 0.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,465 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
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2008  226 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  2007-2008  3-9 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2004-2008  215 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Wetlands (inland)   500 500 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-heron 226 30 breeding pairs 14 very unfavourable
Chlidonias hybrida Whiskered Tern 215 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

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)  
Stawy w Brzeszczach - PLB120009 Birds Directive 3,066 protected area overlaps with site 1,876  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   3%
Grassland   35%
Wetlands (inland)   24%

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

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