FR199
Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais


IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1991 47 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1997 6 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 23-27 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 4 breeding pairs C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Marais de Braud-et-Saint-Louis et de Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,850 protected area overlaps with site 4,313
FR206 Hunting Reserve 125 protected area contained by site 125
Estuaire de la Gironde et de la mer des Pertuis Parc naturel marin 650,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,871 protected area contained by site 6,774
Estuaire de la Gironde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 61,080 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2180 on 29/05/2023.