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Location France, Rhône-Alpes
Central coordinates 4o 54.00' East  46o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 12,250 ha
Altitude 150 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A complex of wet meadows, a river, riverine forest and marshes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egretta garzetta breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1992  100 breeding pairs  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Basse vallée de la Seille - FR2610006 Birds Directive 3,047 protected area overlaps with site 874  
DUNES CONTINENTALES, TOURBIERE DE LA TRUCHERE ET PRAIRIES DE LA BASSE SEILLE - FR2600979 Habitats Directive 3,055 protected area overlaps with site 874  
DUNES DES CHARMES (à SERMOYER) - FR8201633 Habitats Directive 14 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Prairies alluviales et milieux associés de Saône-et-Loire - FR2612006 Birds Directive 8,980 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PRAIRIES HUMIDES ET FORETS ALLUVIALES DU VAL DE SAONE - FR8201632 Habitats Directive 4,651 protected area overlaps with site 3,670  
Truchere-Ratenelle Nature Reserve 93 protected area contained by site 93  
VAL DE SAONE - FR8212017 Birds Directive 3,671 protected area contained by site 3,671  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  90%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Low International Low93 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Truchère-Ratenelle, 93 ha). 93 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Val de Saône: La Truchère, 93 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Val de Saône. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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