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Location France, Champagne-Ardenne
Central coordinates 4o 42.00' East  48o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, B2, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
Area 56,000 ha
Altitude 110 - 170m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A lake with marshes and wet meadows, surrounded by woodland, hedgerows, grassland and arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser winter  1997  856-2,169 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  1997  3-27 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1997  30-50 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera passage  1997  300-1,800 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata winter  1997  12-449 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1997  500-1,300 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1997  2,000-5,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  1997  66-1,363 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  8-15 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1997  4-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1991  9-10 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1997  800-2,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  40-55 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  8-12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1991  1-3 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1997  2,582-6,775 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1997  15,000-42,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus passage  1997  300-800 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  15-25 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  30-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  60-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1997  20,000-49,999 individuals  A4iii, C4   
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1997  15,000-42,000 individuals  A4iv, B1iv, C5   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1997  20,000-49,999 individuals  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAMP MILITAIRE DU BOIS D'AJOU - FR2100311 Habitats Directive 267 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Etang de la Horre Nature Reserve 415 protected area contained by site 415  
ETANG DE LA HORRE - FR2100332 Habitats Directive 725 protected area contained by site 725  
Etang de la Horre - FR2110091 Birds Directive 1,452 protected area contained by site 1,452  
Etang du Der Hunting Reserve 5,000 protected area contained by site 5,000  
Etangs de la Champagne humide Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 135,000 protected area overlaps with site 56,000  
ETANGS LATERAUX DU DER - FR2100333 Habitats Directive 307 protected area contained by site 307  
FR072 Private Reserve 60 protected area contained by site 60  
Herbages et cultures autour du lac du Der - FR2112002 Birds Directive 2,169 protected area contained by site 2,169  
Herbages et cultures des vallées de la Voire, de l'Héronne et de la Laines - FR2112001 Birds Directive 2,274 protected area overlaps with site 2,023  
Lac du Der - FR2110002 Birds Directive 6,536 protected area contained by site 6,536  
PRAIRIES DE LA VOIRE ET DE L'HERONNE - FR2100295 Habitats Directive 1,088 protected area contained by site 1,088  
RESERVOIR DE LA MARNE DIT DU DER-CHANTECOQ - FR2100334 Habitats Directive 6,135 protected area contained by site 6,135  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  12%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 21%
hunting 90%
tourism/recreation 34%
urban/industrial/transport -
water management 10%

Protection status National Partial International High5,000 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Etang du Der, 5,000 ha). 60 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (60 ha). 56,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Etangs de Champagne humide, 135,000 ha). 5,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lac du Der, 5,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2014

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