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Location France, Bretagne
Central coordinates 2o 40.00' West  48o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4
Area 3,130 ha
Altitude 0 - 1m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A large bay with mudflats and islets.

Key Biodiversity The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  1991  220-616 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla winter  1991  2,420-4,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Haematopus ostralegus winter  1991  1,600-9,750 individuals  B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica winter  1991  500-980 individuals  B2  Near Threatened 
Dunlin Calidris alpina winter  1991  3,000-4,450 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1991  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baie de Saint Brieuc Hunting Reserve 650 protected area contained by site 650  
Baie de Saint Brieuc Nature Reserve 1,140 protected area contained by site 1,140  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International Partial1,140 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Baie de Saint Brieuc, 1,140 ha). 650 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Baie de Saint Brieuc, 650 ha). 1,370 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Baie de Saint-Brieuc, 1,370 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Baie de Saint-Brieuc. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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