Salines de l'Etang de Berre

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1995 59 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1995 6 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1991 40 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1991 76-418 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Salines de l'Étang de Berre Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 450 protected area overlaps with site 450
Marais et zones humides liés à l'étang de Berre Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,560 protected area overlaps with site 469


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salines de l'Etang de Berre. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.