Sologne Bourbonnaise

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 100-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1991 20-50 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1991 1-5 breeding pairs B2, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sologne bourbonnaise Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,274 is identical to site 22,000
Étangs de Sologne bourbonnaise Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 469 protected area overlaps with site 114


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sologne Bourbonnaise. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.