Brenne centrale

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iv, B2, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 22,000 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site includes ponds, marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), wet grasslands, deciduous woodland, heathland, hedgerows and bocage.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering); Tetrax tetrax (3-4 breeding pairs, passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Brenne centrale. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.