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Location France, Bourgogne
Central coordinates 4o 44.00' East  47o 46.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 21,900 ha
Altitude 270 - 430m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A large forest area (deciduous forest and Pinus plantations), with dry meadows, peatbogs, crops, rivers and small ponds.

Key Biodiversity The site is of special interest for woodpeckers, with six species breeding.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  40-150 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  40-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gîtes et habitats à chauves-souris en Bourgogne - FR2601012 Habitats Directive 63,405 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MARAIS TUFEUX DU CHATILLONNAIS - FR2600963 Habitats Directive 97 protected area overlaps with site 9  
Massifs forestiers et vallées du ch Birds Directive 58,949 protected area contains site 21,900  
MILIEUX FORESTIERS DU CHATILLONNAIS AVEC MARAIS TUFEUX ET SITES A SABOT DE VENUS - FR2600959 Habitats Directive 3,377 protected area contained by site 3,377  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  90%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 90%
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêt de Châtillon et environs. Downloaded from on 31/03/2015

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