Val de Chiers et environs de Spincourt

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 4,000 individuals B1i, C2
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs B3, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 27 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Héronnière de Pillon Arrêté de protection de biotope 20 protected area contained by site 0
Forêts et zones humides du pays de Spincourt Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,678 protected area overlaps with site 1,874
Cumenaille Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 82 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Val de Chiers et environs de Spincourt. Downloaded from on 05/08/2020.