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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 6o 11.00' East  43o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The IBA contains saltmarshes, ponds, brackish marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), coastal dunes and sandy beaches.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding waders and wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  1997  123-1,281 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1996  41-46 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997  63-73 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1997  50-55 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1996  31 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Coastline Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 10%
other 95%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Salins d'Hyères et de Pesquiers. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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