Champ de Tir du Poteau

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1990 500-2,200 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990 20,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1990 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Dartford Warbler Curruca undata NT breeding 1990 10-100 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1990 20,000-30,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Landes de Gascogne Parc naturel régional 336,052 protected area contains site 0
Champ de tir du Poteau Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,277 protected area overlaps with site 11,217
Champ de tir de Captieux Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,284 protected area contained by site 9,284


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
military -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Champ de Tir du Poteau. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.