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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)  
Biatogóra - PLH220003 Habitats Directive 1,133 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
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  
Central Polish coastal waters Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 194,388 protected area overlaps with site 182,594  
Dolina Wieprzy i Studnicy - PLH220038 Habitats Directive 14,349 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Jezioro Bukowo - PLH320041 Habitats Directive 3,263 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Jezioro Kopan - PLH320059 Habitats Directive 1,166 protected area overlaps with site 83  
Kaszubskie Klify - PLH220072 Habitats Directive 228 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Klify Poddebskie - PLH220100 Habitats Directive 594 protected area overlaps with site 62  
Mierzeja Sarbska - PLH220018 Habitats Directive 1,883 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Ostoja Stowinska - PLH220023 Habitats Directive 32,150 protected area overlaps with site 10,736  
Piasnickie taki - PLH220021 Habitats Directive 1,085 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Pobrzeże Stowinskie - PLB220003 Birds Directive 21,819 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Przybrzeżne wody Battyku - PLB990002 Birds Directive 194,627 protected area contains site 194,300  
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  
Widowo - PLH220054 Habitats Directive 92 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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Polish coastal waters. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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