Col de l'Escrinet

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountain pass with moorland and woodlots.

Key biodiversity
The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 10,000; Milvus migrans 10,000).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are afforestation with conifers and high hunting pressure on migratory birds, including shooting during prohibited periods.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Col de l'Escrinet. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.