Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 77,900 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
A complex of many habitat-types. Human activities include stock and arable farming, oyster and mussel farming, and grazing on reclaimed saltmarshes.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds, on passage and in winter on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-6 breeding pairs); Tetrax tetrax (20-50 passage individuals); Acrocephalus paludicola (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.