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Location Canada, Québec
Central coordinates 69o 39.56' West  48o 8.68' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 1,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 60m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada

Site description This site is located east of the Saguenay River, four kilometres northeast of Tadoussac, Quebec. It extends from Ponte aux Vaches to Baie du Moulin à Baude, on the north coast of the St. Lawrence River. It is located by an old delta of the Saguenay River and includes sandy tidal flats extending down from this delta. The habitat is largely open with many clumps of small shrubs, and forested areas of conifers, White Birch and aspen. These forested areas are mainly located on hilly terrain immediately around the site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis unknown  1995  20,472 individuals  A4i  Vulnerable 
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides unknown  1993  1,250 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saguenay - Saint Lawrence National Marine Conservation Area 113,800 protected area overlaps with site 1,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate mixed woods  60%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats; Sand dunes and beaches  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research minor
forestry minor
tourism/recreation major
urban/industrial/transport minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tadoussac. Downloaded from on 21/09/2014

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