|Central coordinates||21o 48.00' East 53o 52.00' North|
|IBA criteria||C1, C2|
|Altitude||100 - 150m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2010|
Site description The site is the remnant of the drained W¹¿ lake, now a fen covered by a system of drainage channels and surrounded by marshy forest of birch Betula and alder Alnus, willow Salix scrub and non-intensively used meadows. The site is drained by the Wê¿ówka river, which flows into Buwe³no lake. The Nietlickie marshes are the largest and most intact fens in the whole of the Mazury lakeland, and are covered by sedge-beds, reedbeds Phragmites and Salix scrub. In 1993 hay harvesting and hunting were stopped there. Because of the large roost of Grus grus this area is intensively visited by birdwatchers. Minor land-uses include chalk mining.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||2008||65 males only||good||C1||Least Concern|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||2008||10,000 individuals||good||C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Bagna Nietlickie||Ecological Area||546||protected area contained by site||546|
|Bagna Nietlickie - PLB280001||Birds Directive||4,081||protected area contains site||3,853|
|Mazurskie Bagna - PLH280054||Habitats Directive||1,569||protected area overlaps with site||1,929|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||18%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation||22%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||33%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Any expansion of lake-chalk mining is a threat to the site, as are tourism (birdwatching) and associated bird disturbance, grass burning, the abandonment of cattle-grazing and of grass-mowing at the margins, hunting, and reed-harvesting (`Other' threat).
Protection status National Partial International None546 ha of IBA covered by Ecological Area (Bagna Nietlickie, 546 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nietlice marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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