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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 6o 0.00' East  44o 22.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 1,650 ha
Altitude 480 - 615m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A river with associated riverine vegetation, cliffs, rocky slopes, garrigue, meadows and arable land.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Gallinago media (1-10 passage individuals).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva passage  1991  1-10 individuals  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR263 Hunting Reserve 124 protected area contained by site 124  
LA DURANCE - FR9301589 Habitats Directive 15,954 protected area overlaps with site 1,471  
La Durance - FR9312003 Birds Directive 20,008 protected area overlaps with site 1,471  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  30%
Shrubland Heathland; Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  15%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  18%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  7%
Coastline Inland cliffs  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International None124 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (124 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Durance : de Tallard à Sisteron. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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