Lac de Grand-Lieu

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,600 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
A lake, with associated reedbeds (Phragmites) and wet meadows, and woodlands, hedgerows and cultivated land.

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: Aythya nyroca (wintering); Crex crex (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lac de Grand-Lieu. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.