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Title of the project

Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!Quend and Fort-Mahon


There are two main groals: ensure the tranquility of the site and follow the birds presence on the site.

An other person is employed to control the predator populations (e.g. foxes).
There is an agreement with the ornithologic group from Picardy for a continuing scientific monitoring.

There is a volunteer guard employed by the hunting federation for the site surveillance.


Over the years, the number of species found has continued to grow: they were initially sixty against more 200 currently. The site can have peaks over 2000 wintering birds. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) particularly appreciate this site.


Country France
Level Local
Site Bassins de lagunage from Quend and Fort-Mahon
Province(s) Somme
Region Picardie

Habitat Types



Species Caracteristics Migratory species
Species Type Birds

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Somme (http://www.fdc80.com/)
Other partners Syndicat intercommunal de Quend / Fort-Mahon (http://www.services.eaufrance.fr/donnees/collectivite/189171),Groupe ornithologique picard


Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!, 2009,http://www.chasseurdefrance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Chasseurs_et_zones_humides__action.pdf