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Location France, Poitou-Charentes
Central coordinates 1o 10.00' West  45o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 26,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 9m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A bay with saltwater marshes and mudflats, ponds, wet meadows with ditches, woodland, grassland, and arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  1997  316-860 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta passage  1997  900 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla winter  1997  3,515-7,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata winter  1997  76-846 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata passage  1997  600 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1997  38 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1997  50-100 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1997  17 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Little Egret Egretta garzetta breeding  1997  570-580 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1997  50-80 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  30-60 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus breeding  1997  40-70 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta winter  1997  284-1,815 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta passage  1997  2,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola winter  1997  1,755-3,720 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola passage  1997  2,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus passage  1997  1,000-1,500 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata winter  1997  756-1,849 individuals  B2  Near Threatened 
Red Knot Calidris canutus winter  1997  8,860-13,500 individuals  A4i, B1i, B2, C3  Least Concern 
Red Knot Calidris canutus passage  1997  6,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina winter  1997  23,060-35,800 individuals  A4i, B1i, B2, C3  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina passage  1997  15,000-20,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1997  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1997  20-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1997  unknown  A4iii, C4   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1997  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
DUNES ET FORETS LITTORALES DE L'ILE D'OLERON - FR5400433 Habitats Directive 2,904 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
ESTUAIRE ET BASSE VALLEE DE LA CHARENTE - FR5412025 Birds Directive 10,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
La Massone Voluntary Nature Reserve 82 protected area contained by site 82  
LANDES DE CADEUIL - FR5400465 Habitats Directive 576 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MARAIS DE BROUAGE (et marais nord d'Oléron) - FR5400431 Habitats Directive 26,142 protected area overlaps with site 24,104  
MARAIS DE BROUAGE, ILE D'OLERON - FR5410028 Birds Directive 26,080 protected area overlaps with site 24,104  
MARAIS DE LA SEUDRE - FR5400432 Habitats Directive 14,001 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MARAIS ET ESTUAIRE DE LA SEUDRE, ILE D'OLERON - FR5412020 Birds Directive 13,970 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PERTUIS CHARENTAIS - FR5400469 Habitats Directive 456,027 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PERTUIS CHARENTAIS - ROCHEBONNE - FR5412026 Birds Directive 819,258 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Reserve Naturelle de Moeze Nature Reserve 6,714 protected area contained by site 6,714  
VALLEE DE LA CHARENTE (basse vallée) - FR5400430 Habitats Directive 10,723 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International Partial6,714 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Réserve Naturelle de Moëze, 6,714 ha). 15,233 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ile d'Oléron, Marais de Brouage: Saint-Agnant, 22,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ile d'Oléron, marais de Brouage-Saint-Agnant. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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