Lakes, marshes, and wet meadows, surrounded by woodland, hedges and cultivated land, and plains. Human activities include agriculture, stock-raising, fishing and hunting.
This wetland area is important for breeding waterbirds and passage storks, raptors and cranes. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang des Landes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2019.