Etangs Montpellierains

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 12,700 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
Saltwater lagoons and saltmarshes with reedbeds (Phragmites), abandoned salinas and orchards.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (breeding, passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Etangs Montpellierains. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.