Champ de Tir du Poteau

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site consists of heathland and grassland, arable land and woodland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage and wintering Grus grus and breeding raptors. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 Grus grus regularly pass.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is seriously threatened by drainage and the construction of access roads.

Protected areas
National None International Partial10,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Champ de tir du Poteau, 10,200 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Champ de Tir du Poteau. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.