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Location Poland, zachodnio-pomorskie
Central coordinates 14o 35.00' East  53o 15.00' North
IBA criteria C7
Area 3,160 ha
Altitude 24 - 45m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description A complex of small lakes (the largest, We³tyñ, covering 360 ha) which are surrounded by cultivated fields, meadows, pastures and small stands of beech Fagus. Some of the lakes have small islands with bushy vegetation and small patches of reed Phragmites.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (one breeding pair), Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair feeds in the area, nesting nearby).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2005-2009  200-3,000 individuals  poor  C7  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2005-2009  400-2,200 individuals  poor  C7  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  12%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  21%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  65%
Grassland   1%
Other   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
tourism/recreation 15%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Weltyn lakes. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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