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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 1o 36.00' West  43o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B1iv, C2, C3, C6
Area 1,500 ha
Altitude 100 - 700m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A lower montane area with broadleaved forests (Quercus and Fagus) and heathland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Osprey Pandion haliaetus passage  1991  10-50 individuals  C6  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1991  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1991  1,000-15,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1991  4,000-21,600 individuals  B1iv   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Col de Lizarrieta - FR7212011 Birds Directive 1,369 protected area contained by site 1,369  
LA NIVELLE (ESTUAIRE, BARTHES ET COURS D'EAU) - FR7200785 Habitats Directive 1,450 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF DE LA RHUNE ET DE CHOLDOCOGAGNA - FR7200760 Habitats Directive 5,700 protected area overlaps with site 1,247  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Col de Lizarrieta. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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