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Location Czech Republic, South Bohemia
Central coordinates 14o 17.00' East  49o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3, C6
Area 341 ha
Altitude 402 - 418m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description Dehtáø pond is one of the largest ponds in Southern Bohemia. It is situated in the Èeskobudìjovickápond plateau formed from Quarternary sediments, in the midst of extensive agricultural land not far from the forested umava foothills. The pond lies in a shallow depression of the terrain and is surrounded by narrow belts of littoral vegetation receding to surrounding grassland and further to arable land. Also surrounding the pond are stands of bush communities with a majority of willows and patches of woods dominated by pines and oaks. At two places near the pond bank there are dozens of weekend houses. The pond itself is used for intensive fish farming. The water level often changes and the pond is left dryfor up to several months in the autumn of every other year due to fish harvesting. The water levelis also usually lower the year after the harvest. The bare bed of the pond and areas with shallowwater are overgrown with low vegetation. The eastern part of the pond is, especially in the summer, used for recreation (swimming, boating, and windsurfing), yet the western part is relatively undisturbed throughout the whole year. Thus, the western part is an ideal site for waterbirds thanks to its size and the pattern of the terrain surrounding it.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1999-2002  1,600-2,500 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1998-2002  26-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dehtár Pond Temporary Protected Area 120 protected area contained by site 120  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  97%
Forest   minor
Artificial - terrestrial   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
hunting -
tourism/recreation 50%

Protection status National Partial International None120 ha of IBA covered by Temporary Protected Area (Dehtár pond Temporary Protected Area, 120 ha).Designed SPA Dehtar.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dehtár pond. Downloaded from on 27/08/2014

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