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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 7o 2.00' East  44o 44.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 1,670 - 3,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes alpine meadows, scree and rocky slopes, cliffs, moorlands, conifer forest, rivers and riverine forest.

Key Biodiversity This area is of special interest for mountain and forest breeding species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1991  25-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  14%
Shrubland Heathland  10%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  53%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Coastline Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vallée du Haut-Guil. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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