|Central coordinates||21o 1.91' East 45o 55.09' North|
|IBA criteria||C1, C6|
|Altitude||77 - 120m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information An important site for breeding and passage waterbirds, particularly herons and ducks. There are 69-75 breeding species and a further 79 species have been recorded on passage. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-15 breeding pairs).
Site description A remnant wetland associated with the Ier river. Extensive areas of reedbed (Phragmites) are interspersed with open water; wet meadows occur in the surrounds. Salix trees and bushes provide breeding sites for herons.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus||breeding||1990-2006||10-12 breeding pairs||good||C1||Near Threatened|
|Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus||breeding||1990-2006||10-15 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Black Tern Chlidonias niger||breeding||1990-2006||5-8 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|MlaÅtina Satchinez - ROSCI0115||Habitats Directive||2,315||protected area overlaps with site||1,094|
|MlaÅtina Satchinez - ROSPA0078||Birds Directive||268||protected area contained by site||268|
|Satchinez Bird Reserve||Nature Reserve||236||protected area contained by site||236|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||93%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Management considerations As a result of agricultural intensification, dyke construction and drainage around the IBA, the wetland is drying out as water-levels drop and organic matter builds up. The wetland is also being grazed and is subject to fires. A warden is responsible for the site, for which a management plan exists. Between 1996 and 1997 research on the avifauna was carried out, particularly on a mixed colony of herons.
Protection status National High International None236 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Satchinez Bird Reserve, 236 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Satchinez marsh. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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