Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Nord Médoc

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An estuary with mudflats, marshes, wet meadows, cultivated fields, hedgerows and abandoned fields.

Key biodiversity
This site is of regional importance for wintering waterbirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The abandonment of cattle-grazing, significant hunting pressure on all species, and the creation of pools for aquaculture are all threats.

Protected areas
National None International Low1,243 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Zones humides du Nord Ouest Médoc, 1,243 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Nord Médoc. Downloaded from on 27/09/2020.