Baie de Vilaine

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A bay and estuary with mudflats, coastal cliffs, sand and shingle-beaches and saltmarshes. Human activities include fishing, hunting, and recreation, including sailing.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The planned construction of a marina threatens the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial500 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (500 ha). 1,270 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Baies de Kervoyal et de Vilaine, 1,270 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baie de Vilaine. Downloaded from on 24/05/2022.