IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 80,850 ha
Site description (baseline)
An area of ponds, marshes, hedges and cultivated land, grassland and arable land.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plaine du Forez. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2403 on 29/05/2023.