Country/territory: Luxembourg

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 683 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Abandoned open-cast iron mines in south-west Luxembourg. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
This is the last site with breeding Lullula arborea in the country. Other breeding species include Bubo bubo, Pernis apivorus, Milvus milvus, Picus canus, Dryocopus martius and Lanius collurio.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Minières. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.