Estuaires picards : baies de Somme et d'Authie

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 168,213 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
A large estuary and bay with mudflats and wet meadows, sand and rocky beaches, woodland, marshes, and agricultural land. The site also includes a harbour.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaires picards : baies de Somme et d'Authie. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.