Country/territory: Belgium

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 32,541 ha

Protection status:


Site description
The area includes forests on sandstone in the Sinémuriennen region, and the marshes of the upper Semois river.

Key biodiversity
Species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive occurring on passage or wintering include Circus cyaneus, C. aeruginosus, Falco columbarius and Pandion haliaetus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sinémurienne. Downloaded from on 12/04/2021.