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 (2000 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pointe de Grave. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.