Marche en Famenne

Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,100 ha


Site description
A typical area of the Famennian depression, covered by woodlands and pastures, and including the very important Marche en Famenne military camp, which remains free of agricultural disturbance, as well as a stretch of the River Ourthe.

Key biodiversity
Species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive occurring on passage or wintering include Milvus migrans, M. milvus, Circus cyaneus, C. aeruginosus, Falco peregrinus and F. columbarius.

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