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Location France, Corse
Central coordinates 9o 28.00' East  42o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i, C3, C4
Area 1,980 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A shallow, brackish lagoon with aquatic vegetation, reedbeds (Phragmites) and riparian woodlands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1997  500-1,500 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1997  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Etang de Biguglia Corsican Nature Reserve 1,790 protected area contained by site 1,800  
Etang de Biguglia Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 2,000 protected area contains site 1,980  
ETANG DE BIGUGLIA - FR9400571 Habitats Directive 1,978 protected area overlaps with site 1,799  
Etang de Biguglia - FR9410101 Birds Directive 1,808 protected area contained by site 1,808  
Grand herbier de la côte orientale - FR9402014 Habitats Directive 43,079 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Wetlands (inland) Shingle or stony beaches  -
Coastline Lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

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

Protection status National High International High1,800 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Etang de Biguglia, 1,800 ha). 1,790 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Etang de Biguglia, 1,790 ha). 1,980 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (1,980 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang de Biguglia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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