Country/territory: Belgium

IBA criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 36,610 ha


Site description (baseline)
The site comprises the Belgian part of the Croix-Scaille upland plateau and a stretch of the Semois river, with important deciduous woodlands and well-preserved rivers, and remnant bogs and heaths on the upland plateau.

Key biodiversity
Species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive occurring on passage or in winter include Milvus migrans, M. milvus, Circus cyaneus, Pandion haliaetus and Lullula arborea.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Croix-Scaille. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.