Montagne de la Serre

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 50-750 individuals B1i, C2
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 7,000 individuals B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volcans d'Auvergne Parc naturel régional 388,953 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pays des Couzes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 51,756 protected area contains site 2,600


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Dry siliceous grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montagne de la Serre. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.