Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 41,638 ha


Site description
The western ridge of the Fagnes plateau south of Spa, covered by bogs, fens, remnant dry heaths and peaty heaths. The area includes important woodland.

Key biodiversity
Species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive occurring on passage or wintering include Ciconia nigra, Circus cyaneus, Circus aeruginosus, Falco columbarius, Asio flammeus and Lullula arborea.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malchamps. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.