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La Dombes


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC breeding 1997 80-120 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 1997 300 individuals B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 1997 1,550 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1997 200-800 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1997 500-600 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC passage 1997 200-1,100 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1997 250-600 individuals B1i, C3
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 1997 200-400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1997 3-5 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1991 20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1991 70-150 breeding pairs C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1991 1-5 breeding pairs B2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1991 80-100 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1997 10-50 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1991 10 breeding pairs C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1991 200-1,100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1991 100-300 individuals B1i, C2
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1991 15-20 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1997 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1997 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
La Dombes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 47,656 protected area overlaps with site 42,051
La Dombes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 47,656 protected area overlaps with site 42,051

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Dombes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2022.