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Black Stork 
Eagle Owl 
Golden Oriole 
Great Grey Shrike 
Lesser Spotted Eagle 
Penduline Tit 
Red-backed Shrike 
Red-breasted Flycatcher 
River Warbler 
Savi''s Warbler 
Tengmalm''s Owl 
White-tailed Eagle 

Drawa National Park


The Drawa National Park (created on May 1st, 1990) has typical "forest and lakes" landscape of postglacial outwash plain, covered by the big forest complex. The Park covers 11342ha and about 41000ha as an outskirt.

The greatest natural wealth of the Park are ecosystems connected with rivers, lakes, and swamps. They cover about 15% of the area. The most valuable are Drawa and Płociczna rivers with rapid current, little variability of flux in annual cycle, winding river-bed.

Lakes of the Park represents almost the whole diversity scale: from mesotrophic lakes with stoneworts "meadows" on its bottom, through eutrophic lakes to distrophic peatbog lakes.

Swamps and peatbogs communities represent also the full diversity: from lake-adjoining marshes, through moss communities on a chalk-bed, to peatbogs. Swamps supplied by spring waters are quite common.

The forests of the Drawa NP are strongly transformed by the 19-20th century forestry, but some fragments have remaining rich beech woods, acid lowland beech woods, oak-beach woods, oligotrophic pine woods renewing in a natural way and stream-adjoining alder woods.

There are more than 100 species of breeding birds, including rare in Poland/Europe. About 40 species of mammals, including numerous population of European deer, Otter, Wild-boar and Beaver. Also at least 30 species of fishes (including Salmonides, Thymallus thymallus, Vimba vimba, Coregonus lavaretus, Coregonus albula) and about 900 species of vascular plants, 200 moses and 206 of lichenes.



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