Year of compilation: 2000
The site consists of saltwater lagoons, beaches, saltwater marshes, woodland and arable land.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
This site is threatened by the infilling of the saltmarsh. New forest tracks have increased disturbance.
None40 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Chanteloup, 40 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marais et forêt d'Olonne. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2020.