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Location Poland, podkarpackie
Central coordinates 22o 30.00' East  49o 43.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 64,360 ha
Altitude 100 - 616m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description A varied area of foothills, mainly covered with broadleaved forest of beech Fagus and hornbeam Carpinus and mixed forest of fir Abies and oak Quercus. In valley-bottoms there is riverside forest and scrub of alder Alnus. Open areas comprise fields and meadows with dry grassland. Some of the area used to be state farms, but has been abandoned and is now used by hunters.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2004-2008  300-400 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2004-2008  25-35 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  2004-2008  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2008  400-450 males only  medium  C1, C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2004-2008  100-150 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  2004-2008  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  2004-2008  200-250 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Not Recognised 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  2004-2008  50-80 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2004-2008  30-45 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Not Recognised 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  2004-2008  200-300 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2004-2008  1,500-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Ficedula parva breeding  2004-2008  700-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Brzoza Czarna w Reczpolu Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3  
Góry Stonne - PLB180003 Birds Directive 55,037 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Góry Stonne - PLH180013 Habitats Directive 46,072 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Krepak Nature Reserve 138 protected area contained by site 138  
Ostoja Przemyska - PLH180012 Habitats Directive 39,657 protected area contained by site 39,657  
Park Krajobrazowy Pogórza Przemyskiego Landscape Park 61,862 protected area contained by site 61,862  
Pogórze Przemyskie - PLB180001 Birds Directive 65,366 protected area contains site 64,360  
Rzeka San - PLH180007 Habitats Directive 1,375 protected area overlaps with site 533  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  80%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 80%
nature conservation and research 5%
hunting 5%

Protection status National High International None3 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Brzoza Czarna w Reczpolu, 3 ha). 138 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Krêpak, 138 ha). 61,862 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Pogórza Przemyskiego, 61,862 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Przemysl Plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2014

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