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.
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.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malchamps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.