Year of compilation: 2000
The site consists of heathland and grassland, arable land and woodland.
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
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is seriously threatened by drainage and the construction of access roads.
Partial10,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Champ de tir du Poteau, 10,200 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Champ de Tir du Poteau. Downloaded from
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