Plaines de Saint-Jouin de Marne et d'Assais-les-Jumeaux

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
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 1996 50 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1991 60-80 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 50-60 breeding pairs B3, 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)
Plaines du Mirebalais et du Neuvillois Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 37,430 protected area overlaps with site 2,168
Plaine d'Oiron-Thénezay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,580 protected area overlaps with site 9,524


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plaines de Saint-Jouin de Marne et d'Assais-les-Jumeaux. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.