Cap Gris-nez

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 8,950 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
A largely marine area with sand and shingle beaches, cliffs, heathlands, meadows and arable fields.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage and wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap Gris-nez. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.