Pointe de Grave

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B1iv, C3, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 800 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The area includes woodland, marshes, wet meadows, dunes and beaches, agricultural land and an estuary.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in spring (including Milvus migrans 1,600 individuals; Pernis apivorus 650 individuals).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pointe de Grave. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.