Val d'Allier Bourbonnais

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 17,900 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
The River Allier with alluvial sand beaches and islets, marshes, ponds, riverine forest and arable fields.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering waterfowl. Sterna hirundo and S. albifrons breed on natural gravel islets. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria; Aythya nyroca (passage, wintering); Haliaeetus albicilla (passage, wintering); Tetrax tetrax (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Val d'Allier Bourbonnais. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.