IBA criteria met: B1iv, C5 (2000)
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Area: 6,450 ha
Site description (baseline)
Fast-flowing rivers and streams, peatbogs, deciduous and conifer woodlands, uncultivated land, mountains and cliffs. Human activities include forestry, cattle-grazing, hunting and recreation.
The site is important for passage migrants, particularly raptors, Ciconia ciconia, C. nigra, Columba palumbus and Turdus torquatus. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 2,000; Milvus migrans 2,000; Milvus milvus 1,800).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Monts et Plomb du Cantal. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2148 on 06/06/2023.