Pointe de Grave

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The area includes woodland, marshes, wet meadows, dunes and beaches, agricultural land and an estuary.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in spring (including Milvus migrans 1,600 individuals; Pernis apivorus 650 individuals).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is considerable pressure from illegal spring hunting (mainly of Streptopelia turtur). Areas of old mixed forest have been logged as a result of intensive forest management.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pointe de Grave. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.