Estuaire de la Canche

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,050 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
The River Canche estuary, with mudflats, raised saltmarsh, beaches, sand-dunes, freshwater marshes and wet meadows.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for passage and wintering gulls. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Estuaire de la Canche. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.