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Location Poland, lubelskie,podkarpackie
Central coordinates 23o 8.00' East  50o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 78,840 ha
Altitude 50 - 280m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description The site is covered by large expanses of forest, mainly coniferous and dominated by pine Pinus and fir Abies. There are many fish-ponds, mainly in the area of Ruda Ró¿aniecka village, and wet areas of Pinus forest with bilberry Vaccinium and small reed-grass Calamagrostis.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2006-2009  50-60 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2005-2008  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2006-2009  65-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina breeding  2006-2009  33-36 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2006-2009  150 males only  medium  C1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  2004-2008  10-30 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2006-2009  13-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  2006-2009  8-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  2009  33-35 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2006-2007  100-360 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  2009  400-800 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2006-2009  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  2005-2009  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Dolnej Tanwi - PLH060097 Habitats Directive 8,518 protected area overlaps with site 3,955  
Park Krajobrazowy Puszczy Solskiej Landscape Park 28,980 protected area contained by site 28,980  
Puszcza Solska - PLB060008 Birds Directive 79,349 is identical to site 78,840  
Roztocze - PLB060012 Birds Directive 103,503 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Uroczyska Puszczy Solskiej - PLH060034 Habitats Directive 34,672 protected area contained by site 34,672  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  85%
Grassland   10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 85%
water management 5%
hunting -

Protection status National High International None28,980 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Puszcza Solska, 28,980 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solska Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014

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