Plaine du Forez

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 80,850 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
An area of ponds, marshes, hedges and cultivated land, grassland and arable land.

Key biodiversity
The site is of importance for several species of heron and raptors. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plaine du Forez. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.