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Location France, Haute-Normandie
Central coordinates 1o 16.00' East  49o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6
Area 5,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 4m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes a river, ponds, marshes and aquatic vegetation, meadows, arable fields and abandoned fields.

Key Biodiversity The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Aythya fuligula 2,000; Fulica atra 4,000 and Vanellus vanellus 5,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  1991  4,500-7,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila winter  1991  10-100 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1991-1996  33,010-39,100 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR045 Private Reserve 70 protected area contained by site 70  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None70 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (70 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boucle de Pose et de Muids. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2015

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