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Location France, Basse-Normandie
Central coordinates 0o 51.00' East  48o 31.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 50,850 ha
Altitude 200 - 273m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of deciduous and conifer forests, ponds, rivers, marshes, aquatic vegetation, meadows, and hedgerows.

Key Biodiversity The site is of special interest for forest and wetland species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  50-100 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêts du Perche. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2015

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