Year of compilation: 2000
A stretch of rocky coastline and open sea with cliffs, moorland, and arable land.
The most important site in France for breeding Fulmarus glacialis
and Rissa tridactyla
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is considerable pressure from tourism leading to increasing disturbance.
Partial1,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Falaise du Bessin occidental, 1,200 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Falaise du Bessin. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2022.