|Central coordinates||17o 20.00' East 53o 5.00' North|
|Altitude||80 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The Ostrówek and Smogulec fish-pond complexes and adjoining wet meadows (Osieckie) in the Noteæ river valley, 45-49 km west of Bydgoszcz. The 35 ponds comprise c.500 ha of water and are full (1 m deep) from April to October when fish (carp Cyprinus) are being farmed. Large areas of the ponds are covered with beds of reed Phragmites and reed-mace Typha. The meadows are covered with canals and ditches; they are not intensively used, and succession to willow Salix scrub is occurring in some parts.
Key Biodiversity A total of 154 species have been recorded, including 38 breeding and 65 migrating waterbirds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (recently extinct here), Haliaeetus albicilla (one pair). A wide variety of raptors, which breed in the surrounding area, forage at the site.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||passage||1995||92 individuals||good||B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||30%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||60%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Ruderal land||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ostrówek and Smogulec ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014
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