A lake with surrounding Pinus and cork oak Quercus suber forests, marshes, heathland, beaches and coastal dunes. Forestry, fishing and hunting are the most frequent human activities.
The site is important for migrating raptors and passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (passage); Acrocephalus paludicola (passage).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Réserve Naturelle du courant d'Huchet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.