|Central coordinates||22o 8.00' East 54o 7.00' North|
|Altitude||133 - 223m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2010|
Ornithological information A total of 130 species have been recorded breeding or probably breeding. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (two pairs), Crex crex (rare).
Site description A forest complex, with most stands being broadleaved or mixed. The terrain is varied and is drained by small rivers, mainly of the E³k catchment (a tributary of the Biebrza) with only a small part drained by the Go³dap (part of the Wielkie Jeziora Mazurskie catchment). There are many water-bodies and a few larger lakes, with a lake complex in the south-eastern part of the site, where the largest lake is £ano. Hollows are occupied by wet forest or open swamps. There are large areas of spruce Picea forest and, on drier ground, of lime Tilia and hornbeam Carpinus. Fragments of remnant natural forest are over 150 years old in some places. Many meadows are scattered within the forest, some of them very wet.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||2004-2009||10-15 breeding pairs||poor||C6||Least Concern|
|Osprey Pandion haliaetus||breeding||2004-2009||1-2 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius||breeding||1994-1995||150-200 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos||breeding||1996-1997||30-40 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Borki||Nature Reserve||232||protected area contained by site||232|
|Lipowy Jar||Nature Reserve||48||protected area contained by site||49|
|Mazury||Nature Reserve||373||protected area contained by site||373|
|Ostoja Borecka - PLH280016||Habitats Directive||25,340||protected area contains site||18,560|
|Puszcza Borecka - PLB280006||Birds Directive||18,963||is identical to site||18,560|
|Wyspa Lipowa na Jeziorze Wielki Szwaók||Nature Reserve||3||protected area contained by site||3|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||87%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||3%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||6%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens||4%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Tourism/recreation causes disturbance to birds. Intensive tree-felling, and drainage, are also threats.
Protection status National Low International None232 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Borki, 232 ha). 49 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Lipowy Jar, 49 ha). 373 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Mazury, 373 ha). 3 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Wyspa Lipowa na Jeziorze Wielki Szwa³k, 3 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Borecka forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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