Rade de Lorient

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, C4 (2000)
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Area: 2,800 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
A bay with mudflats, saltmarshes, dunes, sand and shingle-beaches and a lagoon.

Key biodiversity
The site is of international importance for wintering and migrating waterbirds, particularly waders. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter (including Branta bernicla 2,550; Fulica atra 2,396; Calidris alpina 9,180; Larus ridibundus 10,000 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rade de Lorient. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.