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Location Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region,Olomouc Region
Central coordinates 17o 13.00' East  50o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 52,165 ha
Altitude 318 - 1,491m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description A mountainous, forested region, with peaks above 1,400 m. Secondary Picea stands dominate, with fragments of primary Abies/Fagus forest preserved at some sites. Alpine meadows exist above the treeline (1,300 m), along with peatbogs and springs. Alnus growth covers stream banks, and meadows and pastures, many of them abandoned, dominate the farmland. Forestry is the most important human activity.

Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for species that breed in the Picea forests and alpine meadows, and supports populations of two species with limited distributions in the Czech Republic: Anthus spinoletta and Prunella collaris.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1998-2002  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996-2000  5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998-2002  100 males only  medium  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Stock Dove Columba oenas breeding  1996-2000  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1996-2000  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed near favourable not assessed
  Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Bonasa bonasia Hazel Grouse 60 90 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Crex crex Corncrake 100 80 males only 80 near favourable
Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle-owl 5 4 breeding pairs 80 near favourable
Dryocopus martius Black Woodpecker 70 55 breeding pairs 79 near favourable
Picus canus 10 12 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jeseniky Protected Landscape Area 73,689 protected area contained by site 73,078  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  81%
Shrubland Scrub  1%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  1%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  1%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  19%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
forestry 81%
hunting 82%
nature conservation and research 7%
tourism/recreation 30%
urban/industrial/transport 18%
water management 1%

Protection status National High International None73,078 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area, 73,078 ha). Included within the PLA are 4 National Nature Reserves (covering 3,763 ha), 11 Nature Reserves (covering 737 ha) and 4 Natural Monuments (covering 4 ha), and Jeseniky SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jeseniky mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2015

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