Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 63,800 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
A very large bay with islands, mudflats (22,000 ha), raised saltmarsh (>1,000 ha), grassland and arable land, rocky coast and cliffs. Human activities include cattle-raising.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site, holding 20,000 or more wintering and passage waterbirds on a regular basis. It is also an important area for passage passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.