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Location France, Bourgogne
Central coordinates 4o 48.00' East  47o 8.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 63,600 ha
Altitude 222 - 641m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests, heathlands, recent plantations, calcareous cliffs, rivers, vineyards and other crops.

Key Biodiversity This area is important for forest and heathland species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus breeding  1992  5-7 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1992  1-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1992  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1992  5-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1992  40-50 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1992  10-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1992  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1992  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis breeding  1992  1-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Arrière côte de Dijon et de Beaune - FR2612001 Birds Directive 60,661 protected area contained by site 60,661  
CAVITES A CHAUVES-SOURIS EN BOURGOGNE - FR2600975 Habitats Directive 1,801 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
FORETS, PELOUSES, EBOULIS DE LA VALLEE DU RHOIN ET DU RAVIN D'ANTHEUIL - FR2601000 Habitats Directive 1,228 protected area contained by site 1,228  
Gîtes et habitats à chauves-souris en Bourgogne - FR2601012 Habitats Directive 63,405 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MILIEUX FORESTIERS ET PELOUSES DES COMBES DE LA COTE DIJONNAISE - FR2600956 Habitats Directive 2,089 protected area contained by site 2,089  
PELOUSES ET FORETS CALCICOLES DE LA COTE ET ARRIERE COTE DE BEAUNE - FR2600973 Habitats Directive 1,765 protected area overlaps with site 1,173  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  70%
Shrubland Heathland; Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  10%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  10%
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture 95%
forestry 80%
hunting -
tourism/recreation 100%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arrière Côte de Dijon et de Beaune. Downloaded from on 06/05/2015

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