Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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19o 27.00' East 54o 4.00' North
C3, C4, C6
2 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment
Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Site description A shallow, nutrient-rich lake (up to 1.5 m deep) surrounded by extensive mires and swamp-forest. There is a significant daily fluctuation in water-level, caused by wind-related water-level fluctuation in the Wilany lagoon, which connects with this site via the Elbl¹g river. There is a rich vegetation of floating (Nymphaea) and submerged (Potamogeton) plants, as well as extensive reedbeds Phragmites. Alder Alnus carr occurs along marshy shores.
Key Biodiversity The site regularly supports 20,000 or more waterbirds during spring and autumn migration, mainly wildfowl Anser/Anas. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (2-3 pairs), Crex crex (2-3 pairs).