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Location Poland, opolskie
Central coordinates 18o 7.00' East  50o 44.00' North
IBA criteria C3, C4
Area 2,427 ha
Altitude 180 m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description This storage reservoir on the Ma³a Panew river is used for facilitating navigation on the Odra river. The eastern part of this long reservoir, between the Lubawka river mouth and Szczedrzyk village, is important for birds. The water-body is surrounded mainly by forest. The western and part of the southern shores are embanked, the northern and eastern shores are covered with water-fringe vegetation, mainly reed-grass Glyceria and willow Salix bushes. There are considerable fluctuations in water-level. At low water a large area of sandy and muddy bottom is exposed at the eastern end. The reservoir is only periodically full.

Key Biodiversity More than 20,000 ducks and waders occur here on migration or in winter, the main species being Anas platyrhynchos, A. crecca, Gallinago gallinago, Calidris alpina, C. ferruginea, C. minuta, Tringa nebularia, T. glareola, and Actitis hypoleucos. Since 1976 the abundance and species-richness of birds have grown as the vegetation has developed. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (1-2 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2004-2008  19,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2006-2008  15,000-24,000 individuals  good  C4   

IBA Monitoring

2011 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 20%
water management 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Turawa reservoir. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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