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Location Poland
Central coordinates 18o 17.00' East  54o 49.00' North
IBA criteria C3, C4
Area 194,300 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Melanitta fusca winter  2005-2007  14,000-20,000 individuals  medium  C3  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis winter  2005-2007  90,000-120,000 individuals  medium  C3  Vulnerable 
Razorbill Alca torda winter  2005-2007  500-1,000 individuals  medium  C3  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle winter  1988-1993  200-1,100 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2005-2007  200,000-250,000 individuals  medium  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Central Polish coastal waters Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 194,388 protected area overlaps with site 182,594  
Central Polish coastal waters Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 194,388 protected area overlaps with site 10,654  
Central Polish coastal waters Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 32,104 protected area overlaps with site 10,654  
Slowinski UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 20,790 protected area overlaps with site 203  
Slowinski National Park Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 18,247 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Slowinski PN National Park 21,573 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Polish coastal waters. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2015

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