FR023
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

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Loire. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2019.