Val d'Allier : Saint-Yorre-Joze

Country/territory: France

IBA criteria met: B1i, B1iv, C2, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,500 ha

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (baseline)
A natural river valley encompassing a river with oxbow lakes, alluvial beaches, riverine forest, natural ponds, wet meadows and marshes, dry meadows and bushy heathlands.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds, passage raptors, and Grus grus. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass (including Milvus migrans 2,000; Milvus milvus 1,000).

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 Area factsheet: Val d'Allier : Saint-Yorre-Joze. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.