FR195
Estuaire de la Bidassoa et Baie de Fontarabie


Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 9,300 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
An estuary, bay and open sea, with mudflats, sandy beaches, cliffs and rocky islets.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for wintering and passage waterbirds and passage auks (Alcidae). The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis (including Phalacrocorax carbo 4,000 (passage); Anser anser 10,000 (passage); Vanellus vanellus 6,000 (winter)). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (passage).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Bidassoa et Baie de Fontarabie. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.