A fast-flowing river with pools, marshes, woodland, cultivated and uncultivated land, heathland, cliffs, and reservoirs. Human activities include mining and quarrying.
The site is important for passage and breeding raptors. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors pass on a regular basis (including Pernis apivorus 10,000; Milvus migrans 1,000; Milvus milvus 1,000).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges de la Dordogne. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2020.