Confluent des vallées de la Meuse et de la Chiers

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,860 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
An area of meadows, rivers, ponds and gravel-pits, arable land and Populus groves.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage waterbirds and thrushes (Turdidae), and wintering waterbirds. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis (including Vanellus vanellus 20,000-50,000 individuals). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (10-15 passage individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Confluent des vallées de la Meuse et de la Chiers. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.