Estuaire de la Loire

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 21,400 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
An estuary with mudflats, beaches and alluvial islands, marshes, wet meadows and woodland.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Gallinago media (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Estuaire de la Loire. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.