IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 210,594 ha
Site description (baseline)
The largest wetland area in France, comprising a large delta with beaches, sand-dunes, islands, saltwater lagoons, marshes, and slow-flowing rivers; woodlands, grasslands and agricultural land.
This is one of the most important sites for birds in France, regularly holding more than 20,000 waterbirds breeding, on passage and in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet criteria: Falco naumanni (passage).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Camargue. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2327 on 11/06/2023.