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Location France, Picardie
Central coordinates 2o 55.00' East  49o 26.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 32,700 ha
Altitude 30 - 145m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of deciduous woodlands, conifer plantations, ponds, marshes and riverine forest.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  35 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  97%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 100%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 100%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forêts picardes : Compiègne, Laigue, Ourscamp. Downloaded from on 28/11/2015

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