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Location France, Picardie
Central coordinates 2o 31.00' East  49o 54.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 6,900 ha
Altitude 5 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The area contains ponds, marshes, rivers with riverine forest, Populus plantations, wet meadows, bogs, arable fields and bocages.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1997  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  20-25 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  20-23 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1991  20-25 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BASSE VALLEE DE LA SOMME DE PONT-REMY A BREILLY - FR2200355 Habitats Directive 1,462 protected area overlaps with site 578  
Boves Nature Reserve 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Canal de la Somme Hunting Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Etangs et marais du bassin de la Somme - FR2212007 Birds Directive 5,243 protected area overlaps with site 3,309  
MARAIS DE LA MOYENNE SOMME ENTRE AMIENS ET CORBIE - FR2200356 Habitats Directive 525 protected area overlaps with site 99  
MARAIS ET MONTS DE MAREUIL-CAUBERT - FR2200354 Habitats Directive 895 protected area overlaps with site 608  
MOYENNE VALLEE DE LA SOMME - FR2200357 Habitats Directive 1,827 protected area overlaps with site 1,016  
TOURBIERES ET MARAIS DE L'AVRE - FR2200359 Habitats Directive 333 protected area overlaps with site 68  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None13 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Boves, 13 ha). Part of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (canal de la Somme).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etangs et marais du bassin de la Somme. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014

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