The site includes deciduous woodland, meadows, arable land, rivers, orchards, and bocages.
The site is important for breeding raptors, Crex crex and woodpeckers. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (passage).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bassigny. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019.