Vallée de la Restonica

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 6,400 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
Gorges with sclerophyllous scrub and woodland, conifer woodland, dry grasslands, cliffs and mountain lakes.

Key biodiversity
An important site for the endemic Sitta whiteheadi and endemic subspecies such as Accipiter gentilis arrigonii, Buteo buteo arrigonii, Troglodytes troglodytes koenigi and Muscicapa striata tyrrhenica.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Restonica. Downloaded from on 18/01/2021.