Marais et forêt d'Olonne

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site consists of saltwater lagoons, beaches, saltwater marshes, woodland and arable land.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
This site is threatened by the infilling of the saltmarsh. New forest tracks have increased disturbance.

Protected areas
National Low International None40 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Chanteloup, 40 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marais et forêt d'Olonne. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.