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Location France, Bretagne
Central coordinates 3o 4.00' West  47o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 14,750 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A bay and estuary with rocky islets, mudflats, saltmarshes, sand and shingle-beaches and coastal dunes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres passage  1997  300-700 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baie de Quiberon - FR5310093 Birds Directive 905 protected area overlaps with site 844  
Golfe du Morbihan - FR5310086 Birds Directive 9,502 protected area overlaps with site 1,646  
GOLFE DU MORBIHAN, COTE OUEST DE RHUYS - FR5300029 Habitats Directive 20,609 protected area overlaps with site 986  
Iles de Theviec et Guervic Hunting Reserve 1,300 protected area contained by site 1,300  
MASSIF DUNAIRE GAVRES-QUIBERON ET ZONES HUMIDES ASSOCIEES - FR5300027 Habitats Directive 6,828 protected area overlaps with site 2,391  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  -
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Rock stacks and islets; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International Low1,300 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Iles des Théviec et Gevric, 1,300 ha). 860 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Baie de Quiberon, 860 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baie de Quiberon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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