FR176
Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin


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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 1997 31,841-39,701 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1997 15,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1997 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1997 680-2,560 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1997 3,000-5,000 individuals B1i, C3
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1997 3 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1997 20-37 individuals B1i, C2
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 1997 100 individuals B1i, C2
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 1997 55-1,810 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1997 630 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1997 8-136 individuals B2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1997 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1997 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 1997 18-105 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 1997 30-40 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1997 310-2,501 individuals B2
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1997 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1997 3,000-50,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT passage 1997 1,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1997 13,843-25,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1997 20,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 1997 500-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1997 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1997 4,200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1991 10 individuals C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 5 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1991 30 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1991 120-130 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1997 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1997 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii, C4

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zones humides de l'arrière dune du littoral girondin Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,856 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vallées de la Grande et de la Petite Leyre Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,686 protected area overlaps with site 368
SAINT-BRICE - LE COULIN Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 125 protected area overlaps with site 0
RESERVE NATURELLE DES PRES SALES Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 301 protected area overlaps with site 0
PRES-SALES EST DE LA TESTE DE BUCH Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 70 protected area contained by site 0
Prés salés d'Arès et de Lège-Cap-Ferret Réserve naturelle nationale 495 protected area overlaps with site 495
Pres d'Ares et de Lege Nature Reserve 495 protected area contained by site 495
Parc ornithologique du Teich Private Reserve 120 protected area contained by site 120
Landes de Gascogne Parc naturel régional 336,052 protected area overlaps with site 0
ILE DE MALPRAT - PORT DES TUILES Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 157 protected area contained by site 0
ILE AUX OISEAUX Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 221 protected area contained by site 0
Fleury - Delta de l'Eyre Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 40 protected area contained by site 0
Dunes du littoral girondin de la Pointe de Grave au Cap Ferret Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,995 protected area overlaps with site 0
DUNES DU CAP FERRET Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 257 protected area overlaps with site 0
DUNE DU PILAT Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 322 protected area overlaps with site 0
DOMAINE DE CERTES ET DE GRAVEYRON Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 534 protected area contained by site 0
Bassin d'Arcachon et Cap Ferret Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 22,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bassin d'Arcachon et Cap Ferret Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,639 protected area overlaps with site 18,323
Bassin d'Arcachon et banc d'Arguin Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,684 protected area overlaps with site 603
Bassin d'Arcachon : Prés salés d'Arès - FR7210024 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 287
Bassin d'Arcachon : Embouchure de la Leyre - FR7210043 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 1,066
Bassin d'Arcachon : Banc d'Arguin - FR7210015 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 498
Bassin d'Arcachon - Secteur du delta de la Leyre Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,175 protected area overlaps with site 5,175
Bassin d'Arcachon Parc naturel marin 43,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bassin d'Arcachon Hunting Reserve 600 protected area contained by site 600
Banc d'Arguin Réserve naturelle nationale 4,360 protected area overlaps with site 1,000
Banc d'Arguin Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 2,400 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.