Year of compilation: 2000
A mountain pass with moorland and woodlots.
The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus
10,000; Milvus migrans
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are afforestation with conifers and high hunting pressure on migratory birds, including shooting during prohibited periods.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Col de l'Escrinet. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.