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Location Poland, slaskie
Central coordinates 18o 50.00' East  49o 53.00' North
IBA criteria C4, C6
Area 24,490 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
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  2000-2008  9-17 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2000-2008  137 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  2004-2008  5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2000-2008  95-380 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2004-2008  145-460 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  2003-2008  25-70 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2005-2008  20,000-40,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cieszynskie Zródta Tufowe - PLH240001 Habitats Directive 267 protected area overlaps with site 28  
Dolina Górnej Wisty - PLB240001 Birds Directive 24,740 protected area contains site 24,490  
Piersciec - PLH240022 Habitats Directive 1,702 protected area contained by site 1,702  
Zbiornik Goczatkowicki - Ujscie Wisty i Bajerki - PLH240039 Habitats Directive 1,650 protected area overlaps with site 1,569  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Vistula River Valley. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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