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Location Poland, mazowieckie
Central coordinates 20o 35.00' East  52o 20.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 40,570 ha
Altitude 70 - 110m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description A highly fragmented forest in the Wis³a valley, between the Bzura and Wis³a (Vistula) rivers. Coniferous and mixed forests cover banks of sand-dunes along the river terrace, below which lies the marshy valley floor, with watercourses flowing to the Bzura river. Marshy areas are covered with reedbeds Phragmites, sedge-beds, meadows, and riverine forest and scrub. Marshy areas higher up the terrace are covered by broadleaved deciduous forest. Former agricultural land, now abandoned (including whole villages), is situated mainly in the centre of the marshy zone, and is reverting to forest, aided by active afforestion.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2004-2009  13-17 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2009  110-140 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  2004-2009  30-60 males only  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2004-2009  7-10 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  2006  2-3 males only  good  C1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kampinoski PN National Park 38,548 protected area contained by site 38,544  
Puszcza Kampinoska - PLC140001 Birds Directive 37,640 protected area overlaps with site 36,207  
Various II Nature Reserve 4,722 protected area contained by site 4,722  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  71%
Shrubland Scrub  12%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  17%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 63%
nature conservation and research 15%
not utilised 12%

Protection status National High International None35,700 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Kampinoski, 35,700 ha). 4,722 ha of IBA covered by 24 Nature Reserves (Biela; Cyganka; Czapliniec De³by; Czarna Woda im. prof. Aleksandra Kaliszki; Czerwiñskie Góry I á II; Granica; Kalisko; Karpaty; Krzywa Góra; £u¿e; Nart im. in¿. Stanis³awa Richtera; Niepust; Po¿ary; Przyæmieñ; Roztoka; Rybitew; Sieraków im. prof. Romana Kobendzy; Tuszko; Wilków; Zaborów Leœny; Zamczysko; ¯urawiowe; together totalling 4,722 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kampinos forest. Downloaded from on 17/09/2014

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