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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.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
HAUT GUIL - MONT VISO - VAL PREVEYRE - FR9301504 Habitats Directive 18,733 protected area contains site 5,000  
STEPPIQUE DURANCIEN ET QUEYRASSIN - FR9301502 Habitats Directive 19,698 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vallée du Haut Guil - FR9312019 Birds Directive 6,370 protected area overlaps with site 4,716  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée du Haut-Guil. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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