Col de la Bataille

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The Col de la Bataille is a site for observing migration. Located in the heart of the Vercors massif. Autumn is the most favorable season.

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Most recent update 21 September 2022


The Bataille pass is located at 1,313 m above sea level. From September to November, a multitude of passerines pass through the pass. Barn Swallow and House Martin are the most abundant. Also Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor, Citril Finch. In any season, you can observe the local fauna: Griffon Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon.


Français: Le col de la Bataille est un site d'observation de la migration. Situé en plein coeur du massif du Vercors. L'Automne est la saison la plus favorable. Situé à 1 313 m d'altitude, de Septembre à Novembre, une multitude de passereaux transitent par le col. ( Barn Swallow et House Martin sont les plus abondantes) aussi Wallcreeper Alpine Accentor Citril Finch. En toute saison, vous pouvez observer le faune local : Griffon Vulture Bearded Vulture Golden Eagle Peregrine Falcon.



The Col de la Bataille is accessible by car via the departmental D 199 coming from Léoncel. The migration is observed from the top of the tunnel (September), right in the center of the pass (October). For parking see the P on the map.


Français: Le col de la Bataille est accesible en voiture via la départemental D 199 venant de Léoncel. L'observation de la migration se fait depuis le haut du tunelle (Septembre), en plein centre du col (Octobre).

Terrain and Habitat



Mountainous , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Autumn , Spring

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The association LPO (BirdLife France), has been carrying out counting operations on migratory birds for several years (Autumn) as well as catches of chirpotères during migration (August-September)


Français: L'association LPO, réalise depuis plusieurs années des opérations de comptages sur les oiseaux migrateurs (Automne) ainsi que des captures de chiroptères pendant la migration (Aout-Septembre)


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