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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 1o 49.00' East  47o 29.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C3, C6
Area 37,500 ha
Altitude 90 - 110m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata winter  1997  9-512 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1991  2-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1991  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1991  15-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  20-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1991  5-7 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1997  60-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1991  20-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  30-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Etang de Malzone Hunting Reserve 77 protected area contained by site 77  
Etangs de Sologne - FR2410013 Birds Directive 29,624 protected area contained by site 29,624  
SOLOGNE - FR2402001 Habitats Directive 346,184 protected area contains site 37,500  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None77 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Etang de Malzone, 77 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etangs de Sologne: St Viatre, Marcilly-en-Gault et forêt de Bruadan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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