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Location Poland, warminsko-mazurskie
Central coordinates 20o 45.00' East  53o 32.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 116,100 ha
Altitude 50 - 229m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description This varied moraine landscape is drained by the Omulew and £yna rivers (both rise here). There are many hollows or basins, covering 30% of the site and occupied by lakes, cave-lakes or mires. Thus there are 60 lakes, most of them rather small, with the largest being £añskie (1,070 ha), Koœno (552 ha) and Omulew (549 ha). The water-bodies are moderate to rich in nutrients, with only a few of the nutrient-poor type. Aquatic vegetation is species-rich and diverse. Lakes are surrounded by reed Phragmites, etc., beyond which are periodically flooded sedge-beds. In the wide valley there are fens and transitional mires; raised bogs are scarcer. Forests are mainly coniferous, dominated by pine Pinus, and extend onto mires. Broadleaved forest is not common, dominated by hornbeam Carpinus on dry ground and by alder Alnus trees and willow Salix scrub along riversides.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix breeding  2009  24-26 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2006-2009  3-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2007-2008  10-12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina breeding  2007-2008  21-24 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  2006-2008  4-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2007-2009  120-140 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2007-2010  2,500 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2007-2009  120-140 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bagno Nadrowskie Nature Reserve 68 protected area contained by site 52  
Dêby Napiwodzkie Nature Reserve 37 protected area contained by site 37  
Galwica Nature Reserve 90 protected area contained by site 95  
Jezioro Koono Nature Reserve 1,248 protected area contained by site 1,248  
Jezioro Oróowo Maóe Nature Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4  
Koniuszanka I Nature Reserve 24 protected area contained by site 24  
Koniuszanka II Nature Reserve 65 protected area contained by site 65  
Las Warminski Nature Reserve 1,798 protected area contained by site 1,816  
Malga Nature Reserve 147 protected area contained by site 121  
Maóga Nature Reserve 147 protected area contained by site 147  
Ostoja Napiwodzko-Ramucka - PLH280052 Habitats Directive 32,613 protected area overlaps with site 33,004  
Puszcza Napiwodzko-Ramucka - PLB280007 Birds Directive 116,605 protected area contains site 116,100  
Soótysek Nature Reserve 10 protected area contained by site 10  
Stawy w Tylkówku Ecological Area 192 protected area contained by site 192  
Zródóa rzeki Lyny NR Nature Reserve 121 unknown 121  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  74%
Shrubland Scrub  -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  6%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Ruderal land  11%
Other   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 15%
forestry 70%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
nature conservation and research 5%
tourism/recreation 5%
hunting -

Protection status National Low International None3,619 ha of IBA covered by 11 Nature Reserves (Bagno Nadrowskie; Dêby Napiwodzkie; Galwica; Jezioro Koœno; Jezioro Or³owo Ma³e; Koniuszanka I; Koniuszanka II; Las Warminski; Ma³ga; So³tysek; ród³a Rzeki £yny; total area 3,619 ha). 192 ha of IBA covered by Ecological Area (Stawy w Tylkówku, 192 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Napiwodzko-Ramucka forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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