Vallée de la Nive des Aldudes-Col de Lindux

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, C2, C5 (2000)
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Area: 14,500 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The site has deciduous forests, heathland, meadows, scree, cliffs, hedgerows and rivers.

Key biodiversity
The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 raptors and 3,000 cranes regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 10,000; Milvus migrans 5,000; Milvus milvus 2,500; Grus grus 15,000).

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 (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Nive des Aldudes-Col de Lindux. Downloaded from on 12/04/2021.