Réserve Naturelle de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc

Bretagne  >  France

The bay of Saint-Brieuc is recognized as a coastal wetland of international importance and is classified as a National Nature Reserve.

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Most recent update 16 December 2020


The bay of Saint-Brieuc is mainly a wintering area, from November to February for ducks, and from October to March for shorebirds (Red Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin , Eurasian Oystercatcher). It is a pre-nuptial migratory stopover in March-April, and post-nuptial in August-September for shorebirds. It is a climate refuge area in the event of a cold period in Europe (Common Shelduck, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew).


Français: La baie de Saint-Brieuc est reconnue comme une zone humide littorale d’importance internationale, est classé en Réserve Naturelle Nationale. La baie de Saint-Brieuc représente principalement une zone d’hivernage, de novembre à février pour les anatidés, et d’octobre à mars pour les limicoles (Red Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Eurasian Oystercatcher). C’est une escale migratoire pré-nuptiale en mars-avril, et post-nuptiale en août-septembre pour les limicoles. C’est une zone refuge climatique en cas de vague de froid sur l’Europe ( Common Shelduck, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew).



There are observatories and many viewpoints. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.


Français: Il existe des observatoires ou de nombreux points de vue. Cliquez sur un P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions vers ce point.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea , Dunes , Beach , Mud flats


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round , Winter

Best time to visit


Difficulty walking trail

Accessible by

Foot , Car , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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