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Location France, Basse-Normandie
Central coordinates 0o 9.00' West  49o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4
Area 23,100 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of open sea, mudflats, sandy beaches and cliffs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Scaup Aythya marila winter  1997  35-300 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
Melanitta fusca winter  1997  1,074-3,403 individuals  B2  Not Recognised 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus winter  1991  10-100 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis passage  1991  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo passage  1991  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1991  100-500 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1997  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baie de Seine orientale - FR2502021 Habitats Directive 44,456 protected area overlaps with site 20,270  
Estuaire de l'Orne - FR2510059 Birds Directive 1,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
ESTUAIRE DE LA SEINE - FR2300121 Habitats Directive 10,931 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Estuaire et marais de la Basse Seine - FR2310044 Birds Directive 18,840 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
LITTORAL AUGERON - FR2512001 Birds Directive 21,420 protected area contained by site 21,420  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  -
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Sand dunes & beaches; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Littoral Augeron. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014

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