Vallée de la Loire : de Nantes à Montsoreau

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 12,000 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The site includes a river, marshes, aquatic vegetation, wet meadows, riverine forest, Populus plantations, bocages and arable fields.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding waterbirds, Crex crex and terns, and as a wintering site for waterbirds, in particular Vanellus vanellus (14,000 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Loire : de Nantes à Montsoreau. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.