The area includes ponds, marshes, wet meadows, deciduous forests, moorlands and arable fields.
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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Dombes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2020.