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Location France, Franche-Comté
Central coordinates 6o 2.00' East  46o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 1,970 ha
Altitude 1,150 - 1,465m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Conifer woodland with screes, cliffs and subalpine grasslands.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for mountain and 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  50-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1991  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêts d'altitude du Jura : forêt du Massacre. Downloaded from on 09/10/2015

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