Col de Lizarrieta

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1iv, C2, C3, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,500 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
A lower montane area with broadleaved forests (Quercus and Fagus) and heathland.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 cranes and 3,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 2,500; Milvus milvus 3,500; Grus grus 15,000).

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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Col de Lizarrieta. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.