Montagnes de Marcou, de l'Espinouse et du Caroux

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
The site includes deciduous montane forests, heathlands, peatbogs, scree and rocky slopes.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for montane and Mediterranean species, including Aquila chrysaetos, Circaetus gallicus, Circus cyaneus, Circus pygargus, Sylvia undata, Emberiza hortulana, Caprimulgus europaeus and Lanius collurio.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
High numbers of tourists, the abandonment of cattle-grazing and intensified forest management are threatening the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve. Part of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (le Caroux).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Montagnes de Marcou, de l'Espinouse et du Caroux. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.