Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 83,866 ha


Site description
An exceptionally varied zone including parts of the Fagen, Calestienne and Ardennes with semi-natural humid grasslands, dry calcareous grasslands and deciduous woodlands.

Key biodiversity
Species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive occurring on passage or in winter include Phalacrocorax carbo, Egretta alba, Ciconia ciconia, Falco peregrinus, Falco columbarius, Pandion haliaetus, Pluvialis apricaria, Sterna hirundo and Chlidonias niger.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.