Year of compilation: 2000
The area includes woodland, marshes, wet meadows, dunes and beaches, agricultural land and an estuary.
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in spring (including Milvus migrans
1,600 individuals; Pernis apivorus
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is considerable pressure from illegal spring hunting (mainly of Streptopelia turtur
). Areas of old mixed forest have been logged as a result of intensive forest management.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pointe de Grave. Downloaded from
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