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Location France, Bretagne
Central coordinates 4o 22.00' West  47o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3, C6
Area 3,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description Saltwater and freshwater lagoons with reedbeds (Phragmites), sand-dunes, beaches, rocky coast, wet meadows, agricultural and uncultivated land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Sanderling Calidris alba passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola passage  1991  250-300 individuals  A1, C1  Vulnerable 
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baie d'Audierne Hunting Reserve 850 protected area contained by site 850  
BAIE D'AUDIERNE - FR5300021 Habitats Directive 2,459 protected area overlaps with site 1,551  
Baie d'Audierne - FR5310056 Birds Directive 1,709 protected area contained by site 1,709  
SEPNB Reserve Private Reserve 52 protected area contained by site 52  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -
Coastline Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Low International Partial52 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (SEPNB Reserve, 52 ha). 850 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Baie d'Audierne, 850 ha). 1,600 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Baie d'Audierne, 1,600 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marais de la Baie d'Audierne. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014

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