Etang des Landes

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: B1i, B1iv, C2, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,800 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
Lakes, marshes, and wet meadows, surrounded by woodland, hedges and cultivated land, and plains. Human activities include agriculture, stock-raising, fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Etang des Landes. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.