FR199
Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais


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
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: 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap 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 -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2020.