La Petite Côte

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 2014-2017 240-377 individuals B3a
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC non-breeding 2014-2017 430-750 individuals A4, B3a
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 850-1,615 individuals B3a
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 2014-2017 280-689 individuals B3a
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2017 42-88 individuals B1a
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 2014-2017 360-903 individuals B3a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2017 51-68 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 45-55 individuals B1a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 188-355 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 23-35 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 2,337-6,305 individuals B1a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 2014-2017 1,586-3,041 individuals B3a
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 549-810 individuals B3a
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 2014-2017 306-547 individuals B3a
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2017-2019 16,480-21,939 individuals B3b

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve Naturelle d'Intérêt Communautaire de la Somone Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 700 protected area contained by site 0
Poponguine Nature Reserve 1,009 protected area contained by site 1,009
Foret de Narangs Forest Reserve 2,279 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Petite Côte. Downloaded from on 04/07/2022.