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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.

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)  
BOUCLES DE LA SEINE AMONT, COTEAUX D'AMFREVILLE AUX ANDELYS - FR2300126 Habitats Directive 2,102 protected area overlaps with site 663  
FR045 Private Reserve 70 protected area contained by site 70  
ILES ET BERGES DE LA SEINE DANS L'EURE - FR2302007 Habitats Directive 327 protected area overlaps with site 155  
TERRASSES ALLUVIALES DE LA SEINE - FR2312003 Birds Directive 3,694 protected area overlaps with site 1,156  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boucle de Pose et de Muids. Downloaded from on 22/09/2014

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