Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Protected areas
National Low International High211 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nature Reserves of the Croix Scaille, 211 ha). 36,610 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Croix-Scaille, 36,610 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Croix-Scaille. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.