The site includes ponds, marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), wet grasslands, deciduous woodland, heathland, hedgerows and bocage.
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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brenne centrale. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2020.