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The Heřmanský State – Oder River – Poolší Bird Area 2

The Heřmanický Pond and its surroundings 17

Basic information

This is a system of ponds in the Oder river floodplain with extensive reed vegetation, situated between Ostrava city, Rychvald and Bohumín parishes. The area consists of five ponds: the Heřmanický Pond, the Lesník, the Záblatský Pond, the Figura and The New State Pond. Two streams are running through this area – Vrbická and Bohumínská Streams. The brook Bystřinka flows into the New State Pond. The Heřmanický Pond has been used to retaining saline mine water since 1972. This is related to the specific composition of the pond water which is highly mineralized and contains a high content of iodine and boron. The remaining ponds are managed as fish-ponds. The area is a part of the Natura 2000 Project, the Heřmanický Pond is considered being a Site of the European importance. Its area covers 478.9617 hectares and includes all the ponds stated above. The main subject of protection is the Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus, reproducing in pools with rich water vegetation and in marshes with extensive reeds at the edges of the ponds. The whole area also belongs to one part of Heřmanský the state – The Oder River – Poolší Bird Area, which is situated in the north-eastern part of the Moravian-Silesian region near the Polish border. This area is based upon the Oder river (in the length of cca 10 km) and the Olza river (in the length of cca 16 km) including adjacent river floodplains. Karviná ponds system and the stretch of the Petrůvka river border are connected from the east, pond systems in Rychvald, Bohumín – Záblatí and Heřmanice are connected form the south. The total extent of this bird area covers 3100,8670 hectares.

Subject of protection

The following species are the main subjects of protection in this bird area: the Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus, the Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis and the Bluethroat Luscinia svecica. Except for that, many rare amphibians, birds and other animals can be found there. The endangered Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus) belongs to one of these species.

moudivláček lužní (Remiz pendulinus)

The Penduline Tit

The Penduline Tit is a secretly living small passerine bird. It lives in deciduious vegetation near water areas, hunting for insects and other invertebrates. The male is a great builder and its elaborate pear-shaped nest with a tunnel entrance is fully closed. It is mostly hanged on branches above the water surface. Only the female sits on the eggs and cares for young birds. The Penduline Tit is a migratory bird, our population is wintering mainly in the Mediterranean. It belongs to endangered species protected by law.

Useful information

Contact information Regional Authority of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Department of the Environment and Agriculture 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz Phone: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 53.156', E 18° 21.287'
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