Pre-alpine region of Gurnigel

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: A3, B1iv, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 16,803 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high not assessed low
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Site summary
A subalpine landscape with mixed and natural coniferous forests at lower elevations. Above the treeline, there are extensive alpine meadows and rocky areas. An important site for species associated with subalpine forest, particularly Green Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel and Citril Finch. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3’000 raptors regularly pass in autumn. The main threat is from recreational activities.

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: Pre-alpine region of Gurnigel. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.