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Location France, Auvergne
Central coordinates 3o 36.00' East  46o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 22,000 ha
Altitude 245 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The area includes broadleaved forests, meadows, hedgerows, bocages, ponds, rivers and marshes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1991  1-5 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1991  100-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  20-50 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ETANGS DE SOLOGNE BOURBONNAISE (dont l'Etang de Guichardeau) - FR8301014 Habitats Directive 234 protected area overlaps with site 114  
Sologne bourbonnaise - FR8312007 Birds Directive 22,274 is identical to site 22,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  36%
Shrubland Heathland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  49%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 55%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
forestry 30%
hunting 60%
tourism/recreation 6%
urban/industrial/transport 6%
not utilised 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sologne Bourbonnaise. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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