FR229
Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan


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
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 30 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1997 5-15 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1994 234 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1997 30-80 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1997 1-50 breeding pairs C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1997 100-500 individuals B1i, C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1997 1-60 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1997 10-15 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1997 10 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1996 18-22 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon LC breeding 1997 230 breeding pairs C2, 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.

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)
Saint-Louis-de-la-Mer Hunting Reserve 113 protected area contained by site 113
Montagne de la Clape Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,082 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Massif de la Clape Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,339 protected area is adjacent to site 0
La Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Parc naturel régional 68,350 protected area overlaps with site 0
L'Oustalet Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 541 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cours inférieur de l'Aude Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,358 protected area overlaps with site 0
Côtes sableuses de l'infralittoral Languedocien Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,678 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Côte languedocienne Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 71,874 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Collines du Narbonnais Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,149 protected area overlaps with site 0
Basse plaine de l'Aude Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,857 protected area overlaps with site 4,571
Basse Plaine de L'Aude Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 1,464 protected area overlaps with site 0
Basse plaine de l'Aude Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,500 protected area overlaps with site 4,486

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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: Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2022.