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Location Czech Republic, South Bohemia
Central coordinates 14o 5.00' East  49o 15.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C3
Area 111 ha
Altitude 371 - 374m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description The pond was established in 1524 in a shallow valley of the Otava river. It is the largest pond of the Písek administrative region (104.5 ha) and it is situated about 10 km southwest of the city of Písek. It is a comparatively shallow fish-farming pond with a depth of about 1 m and extensive reedbeds and sedge stands. It is surrounded by an extensively managed agricultural landscape. East of the pond, behind an wind-deposited sand dam, there are pools (6.2 ha), which is what remained after the extraction of stucco-type sands in the area. Percolating water from the pond has created a unique mosaic of various environments in the pools.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1998-2002  168-1,000 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1996-2000  10-20 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Rezabinec - CZ0311035 Birds Directive 111 protected area overlaps with site 96  
Rezabinec - CZ0315005 Habitats Directive 3 protected area overlaps with site 1  
Rezabinec - Rezabinecke tune National Nature Reserve 111 is identical to site 111  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  1%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Mud flats and sand flats; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  88%
Forest   6%
Shrubland   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
fisheries/aquaculture 90%
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National High International None111 ha of IBA covered by National Nature Reserve Rezabinec pond - Rezabinecké tùnì pools). All IBA is covered by SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rezabinec pond. Downloaded from on 16/09/2014

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