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Location Poland, dolnoslaskie
Central coordinates 15o 49.00' East  51o 34.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C3, C4, C6
Area 4,555 ha
Altitude 150 m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description Two pond complexes (769 ha and 179 ha) on the Szprotawa river catchment (a tributary of the Bóbr river), with scattered forest of ash Fraxinus and alder Alnus (75 ha). Shoreline reedbeds Phragmites cover 6% of the ponds' area. Dams are generally treeless. Extensive meadows, sedge-beds and willow Salix bushes adjoin this area.

Key Biodiversity More than 20,000 waterbirds occur regularly on autumn passage, mainly wildfowl and Fulica atra. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair), Crex crex (one pair).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2008-2009  2,000-8,000 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2008-2009  1-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  2008-2010  45 individuals  unknown  C1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2004-2009  20,000-25,000 individuals  poor  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Przemkowski Park Krajobrazowy Landscape Park 22,338 protected area contains site 4,555  
Stawy Przemkowskie Nature Reserve 1,046 protected area contained by site 1,046  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  3%
Shrubland Scrub  3%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  45%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  45%
Artificial - terrestrial   3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%

Protection status National High International None1,046 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Stawy Przemkowskie [Bird Reserve], 1,046 ha). 1,046 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Przemkowski, 15,466 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Przemków ponds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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