Gorges de la Dordogne

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: B1iv, B2, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 45,700 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
A fast-flowing river with pools, marshes, woodland, cultivated and uncultivated land, heathland, cliffs, and reservoirs. Human activities include mining and quarrying.

Key biodiversity
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).

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: Gorges de la Dordogne. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.