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Location Canada, Québec
Central coordinates 70o 51.64' West  46o 53.21' North
IBA criteria A4iii
Area 1,400 ha
Altitude 0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada

Site description Anse de Saint-Vallier is a small bay on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River by the village of St. Vallier, Québec. It consists primarily of a mudflat and a Scirpus marsh; the area’s boundaries are delineated by the high and low tide levels. The Boyer River, which flows into the bay, is a spawning site for three species of fish at risk.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Anse de Saint-Vallier Faunal Habitat 321 protected area contained by site 330  
Anse Mercier Faunal Habitat 135 protected area contained by site 140  
Pointe Samson Faunal Habitat 96 protected area overlaps with site 93  
Saint - Vallier (est) Faunal Habitat 160 protected area contained by site 160  
Saint-Vallier Migratory Bird Sanctuary 405 protected area contained by site 400  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats; Salt/brackish marshes  -
Coastline Rocky flats & barrens  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saint-Vallier. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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