Crêt des Roches

Doubs  >  France

A limestone ledge overlooking the Doubs Valley. A perfect spot for post-nuptial bird migration. Every autumn thousands of birds pass by here.

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Most recent update 8 October 2020


Crêt des Roches is Nature reserve of 43 hectares. This is a very important spot for migration from late July to mid November. Cross the entire fort to reach the observation platform which dominates the valley. Among the birds that can be seen here are Red Kite, Black Kite, Black Stork, White Stork, Brambling, Chaffinch, European Honey-buzzard, Common Buzzard, Common Raven, Hawfinch, Great Cormorant, Peregrine Falcon and Merlin.


Français: Ce site est un spot très important pour la migration de fin juillet à mi novembre. Traversez tout le fort pour vous rendre sur la plate forme d'observation qui domaibe la vallée.



Park your vehicle in the parking lot of the fort. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Garer votre véhicule sur le parking du fort.

Terrain and Habitat



Open landscape , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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