The site includes a river, ponds, marshes and aquatic vegetation, meadows, arable fields and abandoned fields.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Aythya fuligula 2,000; Fulica atra 4,000 and Vanellus vanellus 5,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Illegal hunting and recreation are the main threats; both cause disturbance to birds.
National Low International None70 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (70 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boucle de Pose et de Muids. Downloaded from
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