Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Ner River Valley
19o 4.00' East 52o 4.00' North
C1, C3, C4
90 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment
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.
Key Biodiversity The most attractive area in central Poland for staging geese and ducks during spring migration. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Acrocephalus paludicola (2-3 pairs).