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Location Poland, dolnoslaskie
Central coordinates 16o 37.00' East  50o 58.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C3, C4, C6
Area 1,036 ha
Altitude 160 - 165m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description A large storage reservoir situated in a hilly agricultural landscape, used to control water-flow for navigation on the Odra river. It is surrounded by arable land and two small broadleaved forests. Gravel is extracted by mechanical diggers. The area is also used for hunting and angling.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1998-2009  60,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos passage  1998-2009  22,500 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata passage  1998-2009  218 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  2007  25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1998-2009  70,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Zbiornik Mietkowski - PLB020004 Birds Directive 1,194 protected area overlaps with site 972  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 10%
water management 80%
not utilised 10%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mietkow reservoir. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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