Etang de Thau

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,000 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
A brackish lagoon with marshes, dunes and sand beaches, reedbeds (Phragmites) and a Pinus plantation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and passage waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang de Thau. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.