|Central coordinates||20o 20.00' East 50o 4.00' North|
|Altitude||175 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2010|
Site description Niepo³omice forest lies in lightly undulating country at the confluence of the Wis³a (Vistula) and Raba rivers (the Karpaty Plateau rapids). The forest is drained by the Drwinka river, which bisects the site. The southern part is densely forested, dominated by pine Pinus or mixed oak Quercus/Pinus. Dry-ground forest of hornbeam Carpinus is dominant in the northern part, but there is also riverine forest of alder Alnus, wooded meadows, and oxbow lakes at various stages of silting up. Stands are predominantly young, but in some places there is still some old-growth forest. The forest is surrounded by meadows and arable land, and adjoins a dozen or so villages.
Key Biodiversity A total of 180 species have been recorded, including 115 breeders or probable breeders, and 60 migrants.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ural Owl Strix uralensis||breeding||2008||21-30 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius||breeding||2007-2008||150-210 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis||breeding||2003-2009||430-820 breeding pairs||medium||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Debina||Nature Reserve||12||protected area contained by site||13|
|Dóugosz Królewski||Nature Reserve||25||protected area contained by site||25|
|Gibiel||Nature Reserve||29||protected area contained by site||29|
|Kolo w Puszczy Niepolomickiej||Nature Reserve||3||protected area contained by site||3|
|Koto Grobli - PLH120008||Habitats Directive||600||protected area overlaps with site||334|
|Lipówka||Nature Reserve||25||protected area contained by site||25|
|Lipówka - PLH120010||Habitats Directive||25||protected area contained by site||25|
|Puszcza Niepotomicka - PLB120002||Birds Directive||11,762||protected area contained by site||11,762|
|Rezerwat hodowlany ÿubra nizinnego||Nature Reserve||150||protected area contained by site||150|
|Torfowisko Wielkie Btoto - PLH120080||Habitats Directive||348||protected area contained by site||348|
|Wiolisko Kobyle||Nature Reserve||7||protected area contained by site||7|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||75%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||20%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||3%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||3%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Low International None25 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (D³ugosz Królewski, 25 ha). 13 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Dêbina, 13 ha). 29 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Gibiel, 29 ha). 3 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ko³o w Puszczy Niepo³omickiej, 3 ha). 25 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Lipówka, 25 ha). 150 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Rezerwat hodowlany ¿ubra nizinnego, 150 ha). 7 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Wilisko Kobyle, 7 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niepolomice forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014
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