Baie des Veys et Marais du Cotentin

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 37,500 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
A bay with mudflats, saltmarshes, wet meadows, aquatic vegetation, and peatbogs.

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: Aythya nyroca (wintering); Crex crex (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Baie des Veys et Marais du Cotentin. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.