Upper Valley of the Sure

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
The largest water reservoir in Luxembourg, with adjacent forests. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU001) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
These forests are the most important area in Luxembourg for breeding Ciconia nigra, Pernis apivorus, Milvus milvus, Bonasa bonasia, Dryocopus martius and Dendrocopos medius, all listed on Annex I of the Birds Directive. The coppiced Quercus woodland, with an abundance of undergrowth, particularly favours Bonasa bonasia.

Protected areas
National None International HighIBA entirely covered by Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Upper Valley of the Sure. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.