|Central coordinates||16o 27.00' East 51o 25.00' North|
|Altitude||72 - 131m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2010|
Site description The site covers a 105-km-long stretch of the Odra valley from G³oska village (near Brzeg Dolny town) to G³ogów town, as well as a 7 km long stretch from the mouth of the Barycz river to the Odra river. The valley is up to 4 km wide, and is bordered by flood embankments. There are broadleaved forests (totalling 5,000 ha) and oxbow lakes. Old-growth forest is common, with trees often over 100 years in age. The oxbow lakes are at different stages of silting up.
Key Biodiversity Over 200 species have been recorded, c.150 as breeding species, with more than 60 breeding in riverine forest. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (eight pairs). Other notable breeders are Pernis apivorus (12-14 pairs) and Grus grus (30 pairs).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||breeding||2003-2007||9-10 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla||breeding||2003-2007||6-8 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Picus canus||breeding||2003-2007||50-60 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Not Recognised|
|Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius||breeding||2003-2007||300-400 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis||breeding||2003-2007||150-200 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|OChK Dolina Odry||Protected Landscape Area||1,627||protected area contained by site||1,270|
|Odrzysko||Nature Reserve||5||protected area contained by site||5|
|S/cinawskie Bagna||Ecological Area||21||protected area contained by site||21|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||30%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||39%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||15%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Low International None5 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Odrzysko, 5 ha). 1,270 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Dolina Odry, 1,270 ha). 21 ha of IBA covered by Ecological Area (cinawskie Bagna, 21 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Odra riverine forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2015
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