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Location France, Picardie
Central coordinates 2o 39.00' East  49o 12.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 32,200 ha
Altitude 25 - 211m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of deciduous and conifer forests, ponds, marshes, river and aquatic vegetation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  25 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Forêts picardes : massif des trois forêts et bois du roi - FR2212005 Birds Directive 13,615 protected area contained by site 13,615  
MASSIFS FORESTIERS D'HALATTE, DE CHANTILLY ET D'ERMENONVILLE - FR2200380 Habitats Directive 2,396 protected area contained by site 2,396  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  95%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 95%
hunting -
tourism/recreation 100%
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 des Trois Forêts et bois du Roi. Downloaded from on 03/05/2015

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