Val d'Allier : Saint-Yorre-Joze

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A natural river valley encompassing a river with oxbow lakes, alluvial beaches, riverine forest, natural ponds, wet meadows and marshes, dry meadows and bushy heathlands.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds, passage raptors, and Grus grus. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass (including Milvus migrans 2,000; Milvus milvus 1,000).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Disturbance caused by fishing, hunting and recreation, is the main threat.

Protected areas
National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (12 km of the river). Part of IBA covered by Private Reserve (11 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Val d'Allier : Saint-Yorre-Joze. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.