Col de Lizarrieta

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1991 1,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 1,000-15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1991 10-50 individuals C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 4,000-21,600 individuals B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Massif de la Rhune et de Choldocogagna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,385 protected area overlaps with site 1,247
La Nivelle (estuaire; barthes et cours d'eau) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,450 protected area overlaps with site 0
Col de Lizarrieta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,369 protected area overlaps with site 1,369


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Col de Lizarrieta. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.