Hautes garrigues du Montpellierais

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: A1, B1iv, B2, C1, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 90,700 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
An area of garrigue with vineyards, Pinus woodlands, rivers, cliffs and rocky slopes.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where 3,000 or more raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 2,000; Milvus migrans 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: Hautes garrigues du Montpellierais. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.