FR012
Baies de Morlaix et de Carantec


Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 170,304 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
An estuary and bay with mudflats, sand and shingle-beaches, rocky areas, islets and cliffs. Human activities include fishing, hunting, tourism and sailing.

Key biodiversity
The site supports important tern colonies and is also important for wintering waterbirds. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Branta bernicla 2,170; Haematopus ostralegus 1,590; Larus ridibundus 38,500 individuals).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baies de Morlaix et de Carantec. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.