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Location France, Champagne-Ardenne
Central coordinates 4o 38.00' East  48o 8.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 66,550 ha
Altitude 150 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A large forested area with deciduous and mixed woodland with streams, cultivated land, meadows, orchards and hedgerows.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding forest birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  20-25 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  15-25 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  20-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Barrois et forêt de Clairvaux - FR2112010 Birds Directive 41,156 protected area overlaps with site 37,138  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barois et Forêt de Clairvaux. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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