Mont Péjus

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

Mont Péjus is a limestone grassland area in the south of the Côte Chalonnaise. It is bordered by agricultural areas as well as wooded areas.

Added* by Alexis Révillon
Most recent update 23 February 2023
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Mont Péjus is an excellent site for observing birds linked to dry environments as well as open agricultural landscapes. Among the classics of dry grassy areas we find Eurasian Nightjar, Wood Lark but also rarer species such as Stone-curlew, Short-toed Snake Eagle and Booted Eagle which nests in the surrounding woods. It was also the last site in Burgundy to host a breeding population of Ortolan Bunting that recently disappeared. Mont Péjus is also a good site for migrating birds of prey like Griffon Vulture or Red-footed Falcon.


Français: Le Mont Péjus est une pelouse calcaire du sud de la Côte Chalonnaise, elle est bordée de milieux agricoles ainsi que de boisements. C'est un excellent site pour observer des oiseaux liés aux milieux sec ainsi que des paysages agricoles ouverts. Parmi les classiques des pelouses sèches on retrouve l' Eurasian Nightjar, l' Wood Lark mais aussi des espèces plus rare comme le Stone-curlew, le Short-toed Snake Eagle et l' Booted Eagle qui niche dans les boisements alentour. Ce fut également le dernier site de Bourgogne à accueillir une population nicheuse de Ortolan Bunting disparu récemment. Le Mont Péjus est aussi un bon site pour les rapaces migrateurs ou erratique comme le Griffon Vulture ou le Red-footed Falcon.



The site is accessed by the road that leads to the village of Burnand then by the agricultural roads that lead to the foot of the mountain. Click on the P in the map for directions. The circular walk indicated on the map is about 6 km.


Français: On accède au site par la route qui mène au village de Burnand puis par les chemins agricoles qui conduisent jusqu'au pied du mont. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. L'itinéraire circulaire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 6 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , City/village


Hilly , Dry , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season


Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The site is grazed by cows. Please respect the fences, close the agricultural gates after passing it and do not frighten the herd.


Français: Le site est pâturé par des vaches, il faut impérativement respecter les clôtures, fermer les portails agricoles après son passage et ne pas effrayer le troupeau.

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