Polder de Sébastopol

Pays de la Loire  >  France

Nature reserve with an area of 133 hectares. A good place to see wintering birds and also breeding and migrating birds in spring.

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Most recent update 23 February 2023
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The Polder de Sébastopol is a site where different habitats with variable salinity can be found. Many water birds can be observed in the area, both during the breeding period and during migration or wintering. More than 170 bird species have been recorded of which about 40 are nesting. In spring, you can see Avocet, Common Redshank, Common Tern and Sandwich Tern, Black-headed Gull and Mediterranean Gull. In winter, the site serves as a resting place during high tides (see the link to the tide table below) for birds like Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, European Golden Plover, Grey Plover and Eurasian Curlew.


Français: Réserve naturelle régionale classée en 2008 d'une surface de 133 hectares, bon endroit pour les hivernants en halte et lors du printemps. Le Polder est un site où se côtoient milieux terrestres et aquatiques aux salinités variables. Parmi ses fonctions écologiques, l’accueil des oiseaux d’eau représente l’enjeu majeur, aussi bien en période de reproduction qu’en migration ou hivernage. L'avifaune compte plus de 170 espèces dont une quarantaine sont nicheuses. Au printemps, on pourra trouver l'Avocet, le Common Redshank , les Common Tern et Sandwich Tern, les Black-headed Gull et Mediterranean Gull. En hiver, le site sert de reposoir lors de fortes marées aux Bar-tailed Godwit et Black-tailed Godwit, European Golden Plover et Grey Plover et Eurasian Curlew.



Easy to get there by car following the path and then park to the parking lot (click on the P on the map to get directions). The best way to explore the site is on foot or by bicycle.


Français: Facil de s'y rendre en voiture en suivant le chemin puis de se garer jusqu'au parking (voir le P sur la carte). Le meilleur moyen de visiter le site est à pied ou à vélo.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea , Wetland


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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