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Location Poland, lódzkie,wielkopolskie
Central coordinates 19o 4.00' East  52o 4.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C3, C4
Area 6,861 ha
Altitude 90 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description The Ner valley is a marshy stretch of the Warszawa-Berlin valley between the towns of £êczyca and D¹bie, and adjoins the Bzura river valley. Wet meadows dominate the area, but on low-lying land and adjacent to water there are reedbeds Phragmites in some places, as well as riverine forest and scrub, on the more elevated, drier ground, dry broadleaved forest. The easternmost part of the valley (around £êczyca and B³onia towns) was drained in 1980, and is now less attractive to waterbirds. Other parts of the valley flood annually. The most interesting area ornithologically is around D¹bie town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2006-2009  15,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2006-2009  41-67 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2006-2009  23-39 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata breeding  2006-2009  9-10 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  2003-2008  1-14 males only  good  C1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2006-2009  20,000 individuals  poor  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Bzury Protected Landscape Area 13,500 protected area overlaps with site 2,500  
Pradolina Bzury-Neru - PLH100006 Habitats Directive 21,886 protected area overlaps with site 5,812  
Pradolina Warszawsko-Berlinska - PLB100001 Birds Directive 23,412 protected area overlaps with site 6,318  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  4%
Grassland Humid grasslands  48%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  43%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
forestry 5%
not utilised 5%
hunting -

Protection status National Partial International None2,500 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Dolina Bzury, 13,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ner River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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