Upper Valley of the Our

Country/territory: Luxembourg

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,703 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
An area of deciduous and coniferous forest, adjacent to the Our stream on the Luxembourg-Germany border. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU001) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas in Luxembourg for breeding Ciconia nigra, Pernis apivorus, Milvus milvus and Bonasa bonasia, all listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Valley of the Our. Downloaded from on 07/07/2022.