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Location France, Picardie
Central coordinates 3o 23.00' East  49o 34.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 19,300 ha
Altitude 207 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of deciduous forests, rivers and ponds.

Key Biodiversity This site is important for breeding forest species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Forêts picardes : massif de Saint-Gobain - FR2212002 Birds Directive 11,771 protected area overlaps with site 11,036  
LANDES DE VERSIGNY - FR2200391 Habitats Directive 233 protected area overlaps with site 50  
MASSIF FORESTIER DE SAINT-GOBAIN - FR2200392 Habitats Directive 434 protected area contained by site 434  
TOURBIERE ET COTEAUX DE CESSIERES MONTBAVIN - FR2200396 Habitats Directive 683 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
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: Forêts picardes : massif de Saint-Gobain. Downloaded from on 06/05/2015

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