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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.

Key Biodiversity The largest roosting place for migrating and wintering Anser fabalis in Poland.

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   

IBA Monitoring

2008 very high favourable low
Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Wetlands (inland)   30 30 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

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  

Habitats

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 http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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