FR064
Cap Gris-nez


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 passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1997 500-1,000 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1997 500-1,000 individuals B1i, C3
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC passage 1997 100-500 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 1991 100-500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 1997 338-13,044 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals B1i, C3
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC passage 1997 500-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1997 75-1,408 individuals B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1997 10,000-20,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC passage 1997 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC winter 1997 80-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC passage 1997 10,000-20,000 individuals B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1991 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC passage 1991 10-100 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1991 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC passage 1991 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1991 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Récifs Gris-Nez Blanc-Nez Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 29,156 protected area overlaps with site 7,818
Falaises du Cran aux Oeufs et du Cap Gris-Nez; Dunes du Chatelet, Marais de Tardinghen et Dunes de Wissant Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,059 protected area overlaps with site 845
Estuaires picards et mer d'Opale Parc naturel marin 235,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caps et marais d'Opale Parc naturel régional 132,499 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cap Griz-nez Hunting Reserve 8,600 protected area contained by site 8,600
Cap Gris-Nez Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 56,224 protected area overlaps with site 8,434
CAP GRIS NEZ Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 163 protected area overlaps with site 0
BAIE DE WISSANT Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 117 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams -
Sea Open Sea -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap Gris-nez. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.