Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,850 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
A Mediterranean coastal site comprising a shallow brackish lagoon, saltmarshes, dunes and sand beaches, ponds, ditches, Pinus plantations and abandoned fields.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for species breeding in reedbeds (Phragmites) and saltmarshes. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (passage); Tetrax tetrax (breeding); Larus audouinii (5-10 passage individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.