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Location Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region
Central coordinates 18o 1.00' East  49o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6
Area 8,042 ha
Altitude 214 - 308m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description The IBA covers the Odra river flood-plain between Mankovice and Ostrava. Habitats include Quercus and Ulmus riverine forest, alluvial meadows and oxbow lakes. Tributaries, drainage canals and millraces cut the landscape, and five fish-pond systems support reedbeds (Phragmites and Typha). Quercus/Carpinus or Tilia/Acer forest and arable land occur on the river terraces, with human settlements localized on the periphery. The fish-ponds are semi-intensively managed for fish-farming, and ducks are hunted during autumn.

Key Biodiversity The site holds 22,000-25,000 waterbirds on a regular basis during spring passage and the breeding season, and supports a large Larus ridibundus breeding colony. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (2-12 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1996-2000  180-200 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera passage  1998-2002  450-550 individuals  medium  C3  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina breeding  1996-2000  200-220 breeding pairs  good  B3  Vulnerable 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996-2000  12-15 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1998-2002  3-5 males only  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1998-2002  25-35 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1998-2002  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C3, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis breeding  1996-2000  120-140 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Mareca strepera Gadwall 430 141 individuals 33 very unfavourable
Mareca strepera Gadwall 190 58 breeding pairs 31 very unfavourable
Ixobrychus minutus 3 1 breeding pairs 34 very unfavourable
Botaurus stellaris Eurasian Bittern 3 1 breeding pairs 34 very unfavourable
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-harrier 30 25 breeding pairs 84 near favourable
Porzana porzana Spotted Crake 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Koryta Natural Monument 13 protected area contained by site 0  
Kotvice Nature Reserve 61 protected area contained by site 0  
Polanska niva National Nature Reserve 122 protected area contained by site 0  
Poodri Protected Landscape Area 8,150 protected area contains site 8,150  
Poodrí Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 5,450 protected area contained by site 1,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
fisheries/aquaculture 8%
forestry 11%
hunting 5%
nature conservation and research 20%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National High International Partial8,150 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Poodrí Protected Landscape Area, 8,500 ha). Included within the PLA are 1 National Nature Reserve and 2 Nature Reserves (covering 290 ha in total). 1,500 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Poodrí, 1,500 ha). Poodri SPA was designed (8063 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Poodri. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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