Col de Lizarrieta

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A lower montane area with broadleaved forests (Quercus and Fagus) and heathland.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 cranes and 3,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 2,500; Milvus milvus 3,500; Grus grus 15,000).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The high hunting pressure on all migratory birds is the main threat.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Col de Lizarrieta. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.