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Location France, Picardie
Central coordinates 1o 42.00' East  50o 16.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 5,550 ha
Altitude 5 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), ponds, riverine forest, wet meadows and bogs.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1991  10-12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  10-13 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1991  2-12 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1991  25-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marais arrières littoraux picards. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2015

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