FR176
Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin


Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 32,990 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
A bay and estuary with islands and sand-dunes, Zostera beds, saltwater and freshwater lagoons, wet meadows, marshes and mudflats.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2019.