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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 0o 30.00' West  44o 57.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 6,100 ha
Altitude 2 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A complex of wet meadows, marshes, ponds, rivers and wet forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1991  7-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1997  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Milvus migrans breeding  1991  100-200 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Marais de Bruges National Nature Reserve 262 protected area contained by site 262  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  60%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Low International Low262 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Marais de Bruges, 262 ha). 276 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Marais de Bruges, 276 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Garonne : marais de Bordeaux. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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