The site consists of ponds, reedbeds (Phragmites), riverine vegetation and cliffs.
The site is important for breeding and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (1-10 breeding pairs).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moyenne Vallée de la Durance. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2019.