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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 1o 30.00' East  47o 20.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 165 ha
Altitude 105 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Ponds, marshes and reedbeds (Phragmites) with deciduous woodlands.

Key Biodiversity During winter, the site is important for wildfowl (Anatidae). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage); Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering); Gallinago media (1-7 passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1991  5-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Etangs de Sologne: étang de l'Arche. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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