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Location France, Pays de la Loire
Central coordinates 1o 48.00' West  46o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 3,250 ha
Altitude 1 - 34m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site consists of saltwater lagoons, beaches, saltwater marshes, woodland and arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  1997  387-973 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata winter  1997  82-784 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1997  100-500 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta winter  1997  128-375 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997  400 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta passage  1997  250-750 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1991  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Near Threatened 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  1991  10,000-20,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1997  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chanteloup R 37 protected area contained by site 40  
Dunes, forêt et marais d'Olonne - FR5200656 Habitats Directive 2,889 protected area overlaps with site 2,344  
Dunes, forêt et marais d'Olonne - FR5212010 Birds Directive 2,889 protected area overlaps with site 2,344  
Secteur marin de l'île d'Yeu jusqu'au continent - FR5212015 Birds Directive 245,410 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  -
Coastline Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None40 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Chanteloup, 40 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marais et forêt d'Olonne. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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