Valley of the Ernze Blanche

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A farm and grassland area, adjacent to the Weisse Ernz stream.

Key biodiversity
The third most important site for Crex crex in Luxembourg. Breeding birds include Alcedo atthis and Lanius collurio. Milvus milvus breeds in the nearby forests. The wet grasslands also provide important roosting habitat for Philomachus pugnax and Pluvialis apricaria.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
LNVL is proposing this site as a Special Protection Area to the Ministry of Environment.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valley of the Ernze Blanche. Downloaded from on 26/01/2021.