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Location France, Franche-Comté
Central coordinates 5o 46.00' East  47o 7.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 14,050 ha
Altitude 190 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A river valley with associated riverine forest, wet and mesophile grassland, deciduous woodland, marshes and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  25-100 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  1-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1992  2 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  20-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
La Noue Rouge Voluntary Nature Reserve 63 protected area contained by site 63  
RESEAU DE CAVITES A MINIOPTERES DE SCHREIBERS EN FRANCHE-COMTE (15 cavités) - FR4301351 Habitats Directive 25 protected area overlaps with site 2  
VALLEE DE LA SAONE - FR4301342 Habitats Directive 17,905 protected area overlaps with site 11,507  
VALLEE DE LA SAONE - FR4312006 Birds Directive 17,906 protected area overlaps with site 11,509  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Saône de Corre à Broye. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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