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Parc National des Ecrins


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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT breeding 1991 300-400 breeding pairs B2, C6
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding 1991 50-75 breeding pairs C6
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC breeding 1991 200-300 breeding pairs C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1991 250-300 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1991 100-200 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 1991 10 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1991 30 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1991 33 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 10-11 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1991 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1991 100-200 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1991 6-7 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 500-1,000 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 1991 500-600 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1991 500-1,000 breeding pairs B2, C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Versant Nord des Pics du Combeynot Réserve naturelle nationale 685 protected area contained by site 0
Vallon des Bans - Vallée du Fournel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,823 protected area overlaps with site 8,841
Vallee du Torrent de Saint-Pierre Nature Reserve 20 protected area contained by site 20
Valgaudemar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,946 protected area overlaps with site 7,033
Steppique Durancien et Queyrassin Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,658 protected area overlaps with site 980
Sources de la Guisane Arrêté de protection de biotope 31 protected area overlaps with site 0
Plaine de Bourg d'Oisans et ses versants Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,473 protected area overlaps with site 342
Pics de Combeynot Nature Reserve 685 protected area contained by site 685
Massif de la Muzelle Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,896 protected area contained by site 16,676
Les Ecrins Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 91,945 protected area contained by site 91,945
Les Deslioures Réserve biologique 17 protected area contained by site 0
Lauvitel Réserve intégrale de parc national 694 protected area contained by site 0
Lanchatra les Soreillers Arrêté de protection de biotope 6 protected area contained by site 0
Haute vallée du torrent de Saint-Pierre Réserve naturelle nationale 20 protected area contained by site 0
Haute vallée de la rivière de la Séveraisse Réserve naturelle nationale 155 protected area overlaps with site 155
Haut-Vénéon Réserve naturelle nationale 61 protected area contained by site 90
Haut-Béranger Réserve naturelle nationale 84 protected area contained by site 85
Forêts; landes et prairies de fauche des versants du Col d'Ornon Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,814 protected area overlaps with site 321
Ecrins [aire d'adhésion] Parc national, aire d'adhésion 178,673 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ecrins Parc national, zone cœur 91,800 protected area contained by site 91,800
Combeynot - Lautaret - Ecrins Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,924 protected area overlaps with site 8,258
Cirque du Grand Lac des Estaris Réserve naturelle nationale 145 protected area is adjacent to site 145
Adoux de Grépon Arrêté de protection de biotope 101 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National des Ecrins. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022.