Domaine d'Orx

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
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1997 504-2,054 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1997 414-859 individuals B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1997 1,770-6,660 individuals B1i, C3
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1991 20 breeding pairs C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1997 20 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1995 3 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1997 38-2,500 individuals B2
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1991 20-30 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1997 20,000 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zones humides associées au marais d'Orx Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 988 protected area overlaps with site 988
Marais d'Orx et zones humides associées Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 962 protected area contained by site 0
Marais d'Orx Réserve naturelle nationale 775 protected area contained by site 775
Marais D'Orx Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 1,012 protected area contained by site 0
lac D'Yrieux Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 38 protected area overlaps with site 0
Domaine d'Orx Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 752 protected area contained by site 752


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Domaine d'Orx. Downloaded from on 01/10/2022.