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Location Poland, lubelskie
Central coordinates 23o 53.00' East  50o 58.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 8,609 ha
Altitude 175 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description A densely forested area at the confluence of the Bug and We³nianka rivers. Forest is dominated by dry-ground species, e.g. hornbeam Carpinus; riverside forest (alder Alnus) and coniferous forest (spruce Picea) cover only a small part of the area. The site is surrounded by meadows on almost all sides.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2004-2009  400-600 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Srodkowego Bugu - PLB060003 Birds Directive 28,097 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Lasy Strzeleckie - PLB060007 Birds Directive 8,750 protected area overlaps with site 8,100  
Poleska Dolina Bugu - PLH060032 Habitats Directive 8,173 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Strzelecki PK Landscape Park 9,035 protected area contains site 8,500  
Uroczyska Lasów Strzeleckich - PLH060099 Habitats Directive 3,599 protected area overlaps with site 3,312  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 80%
hunting -

Protection status National High International None8,500 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Strzelecki, 9,035 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strzeleckie forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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