Marais de Manteyer

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1991 5-50 breeding pairs B3, C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1991 5-50 breeding pairs B2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Marais de Manteyer et de la roche des Arnauds Arrêté de protection de biotope 62 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marais de Manteyer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 66 protected area contained by site 56
FR265 Hunting Reserve 62 protected area contained by site 62


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Marais de Manteyer. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.