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Location Poland, lubelskie
Central coordinates 23o 17.00' East  51o 22.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 2,344 ha
Altitude 175 - 176m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description Two marshes˜Bubnów and Staw˜located in the £êczyñsko-W³odawskie lakeland. The marshes are separated by a small river, and are drained by a watercourse from the W³odawka catchment. The habitat is mainly fens with sedge-beds. Open areas are covered in some places by sparse reed Phragmites. About 10 ha is covered with great fen sedge Cladium, and there are characteristic hummocks of dry grassland in the marshes, with small patches of willow Salix scrub at the marsh-edges.

Key Biodiversity A total of 90 species have been recorded, 50 of them breeding. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (three pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2009  3,500 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2005  10 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  2007-2009  169-182 males only  good  C1, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bagno Bubnów Nature Reserve 1,469 protected area contained by site 1,469  
Poleski National Park Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 9,762 protected area overlaps with site 1,655  
Poleski PN National Park 9,762 protected area contains site 2,104  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  14%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  53%
Artificial - terrestrial   18%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National High International None2,104 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Poleski, 9,648 ha). 1,469 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bagno Bubnów, 1,469 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bubnow Marsh. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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