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Location France, Ile de France
Central coordinates 2o 38.00' East  48o 22.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 36,600 ha
Altitude 40 - 145m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of mixed woodland, lakes, marshes, aquatic vegetation, meadows, heathland and residential areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1991  5-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  100-200 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BASSE VALLEE DU LOING - FR1100801 Habitats Directive 77 protected area contained by site 77  
FR048 Private Reserve 100 protected area contained by site 100  
MASSIF DE FONTAINEBLEAU - FR1100795 Habitats Directive 28,102 protected area contained by site 28,102  
MASSIF DE FONTAINEBLEAU - FR1110795 Birds Directive 28,092 protected area contained by site 28,092  
Pays de Fontainebleau UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 67,370 protected area overlaps with site 0  
RIVIERES DU LOING ET DU LUNAIN - FR1102005 Habitats Directive 382 protected area overlaps with site 161  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International Partial100 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (100 ha). Part of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Forêt de Fontainebleau).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Massifs de Fontainebleau et zones humides adjacentes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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