The area of Nature – 2000 network Pobrzeże Słowińskie(PLB 220003) covers the surface of 21 819,40 hectares and almost completely covers the land surface of the Słowiński National Park. Pobrzeże Słowińskie is an area of special protection of birds created in accordance with the principles specified in the Birds Directive which dictate the EU Member States taking special protective activities for the species of birds and their habitats significant to Europe. Within the areas of this type 16 species of birds are under protection which are in danger of extinction (included in Annexe I of the Birds Directive) as well as more numerous and regularly occurring migratory birds for which the EU territories are the places of stopping and rest during their long seasonal migrations.
Pobrzeże Słowińskieis one of the most important breeding sanctuaries of water and marsh birds of the Polish coast. Favourable conditions for nesting are here for such species of birds (mentioned in the Polish Red Book of Animals) like: the white-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla, the golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, the eagle owl Bubo Bubo and ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula. In a relatively big density also occur here the European nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus, corn crake Crex crex and the lapwing Vanellus vanellus. One can also find frequently here the red kite Milvus milvus. Through the area of the Pobrzeże Słowińskie there also goes an important migratory route of birds of passage such as the smew Mergellus albellus, the crane Grus grus, the bean goose Anser fabalis and the goosander Mergus merganser. Moreover, there are quite numerous concentrations of the greater white-fronted goose Anser albifrons, the greylag goose Anser anser, the common goldeneye Bucephala clangula, the mallard Anas platyrhynchos and the Eurasian widgeon Mareca penelope.
The small population and slow pace of urbanization and protection of this area incessantly lasting for almost half a century within the Słowiński National Park favour the preservation of the correct condition of the habitats of the precious species of birds of the Pobrzeże Słowińskie.