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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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for wintering waterbirds, particularly Branta bernicla and Calidris alpina.

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)  
Iles de Theviec et Guervic Hunting Reserve 1,300 protected area contained by site 1,300  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Baie de Quiberon. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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