Montagne de la Folie

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Saône-et-Loire  >  France

Limestone plateau that is classified as a Natura 2000 zone and which is a good spot to watch autumn bird migration.

Added* by Alexis Révillon
Most recent update 12 January 2021


This open plateau in Montagne de la Folie is an important migration site in the autumn, especially concentrated in the month of October. You can observe more than 100,000 Common Wood Pigeon in one morning. It is also an important site for Red Kite migration. A permanent LPO count is held here every October. In spring it is an interesting area to observe Eurasian Nightjar and Wood Lark.


Français: Pelouse calcicole gérée par le conservatoire des espaces naturels de Bourgogne classée en zone Natura 2000 au titre de la directive habitat. Site de migration d'automne important, surtout concentré sur le mois d'octobre on peut y observer plus de 100 000 Common Wood Pigeon en une matinée. C'est un site également important pour la migration du Red Kite . Une permanence de la LPO s'y tient chaque mois d'octobre. Au printemps c'est une zone intéressante pour y observer l' Eurasian Nightjar ou encore l' Wood Lark.



Access is via the village of Bouzeron, follow the direction "cimetière". When you are there, take the path to the right of it and continue until you reach the telecom antenna.


Français: L'accès se fait par le village de Bouzeron, suivre la direction "cimetière". Lorsque vous y êtes prendre le chemin à droite de celui ci et continuer jusqu'à arriver à l'antenne télécom.

Terrain and Habitat

Plateau , Scattered trees and bushes


Hilly , Dry , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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