Boucle de Pose et de Muids

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
The site includes a river, ponds, marshes and aquatic vegetation, meadows, arable fields and abandoned fields.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Aythya fuligula 2,000; Fulica atra 4,000 and Vanellus vanellus 5,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Illegal hunting and recreation are the main threats; both cause disturbance to birds.

Protected areas
National Low International None70 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (70 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Boucle de Pose et de Muids. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.