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Location Poland, mazowieckie,podlaskie,warminsko-mazurskie
Central coordinates 21o 39.00' East  53o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 59,517 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
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  2004-2009  300-400 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2004-2009  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata breeding  2009  25-30 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2004-2009  14-22 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2004-2009  400-500 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2009 very high favourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) 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 hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Ciconia ciconia White Stork 500 500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit 50 50 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Coracias garrulus European Roller 22 22 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Lullula arborea Wood Lark 500 500 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

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