La Dombes

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 79,800 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
The area includes ponds, marshes, wet meadows, deciduous forests, moorlands and arable fields.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage and in winter, on a regular basis (including Anas platyrhynchos 2,500 (passage), 10,820 (winter); Aythya ferina 6,000 (passage), 9,317 (winter); Fulica atra 6,640 (winter); Vanellus vanellus 8,000 (passage), 3,444 (winter)). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage, wintering); Haliaeetus albicilla (passage, wintering); Aquila clanga (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Dombes. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.