Basses Corbières

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4iv, B1iv, B2, B3, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 47,400 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The site contains maquis, garrigue, vineyards and rocky slopes.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with Mediterranean habitats. It is also a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 20,000; Milvus migrans 5,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (breeding).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Basses Corbières. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.