Etang du Bagnas

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A shallow brackish lagoon with sandy beaches, dunes, marshes and reedbeds (Phragmites).

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

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Water pollution from domestic effluent, urbanization, and disturbance of birds by air traffic are the main threats.

Protected areas
National High International High561 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bagnas, 561 ha). 561 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Etang du Bagnas, 561 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang du Bagnas. Downloaded from on 25/11/2020.