Etang de Biguglia

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 1,980 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
A shallow, brackish lagoon with aquatic vegetation, reedbeds (Phragmites) and riparian woodlands.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Aythya ferina 4,800; Aythya fuligula 4,500; Fulica atra 9,000 individuals). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (1-10 wintering individuals); Larus audouinii (1-10 passage individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Etang de Biguglia. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.