The site consists of heathland and grassland, arable land and woodland.
This is an important site for passage and wintering Grus grus and breeding raptors. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 Grus grus regularly pass.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Champ de Tir du Poteau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.