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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 2o 20.00' East  47o 54.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 40,400 ha
Altitude 146 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of mixed and coniferous forests, ponds, heathland and streams.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding raptors, and is the only regular breeding site in continental France for Pandion haliaetus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 100%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forêt d'Orléans: massifs d'Ingrannes et de Lorris. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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