The Jonte Gorges

  • Access : From Millau, take the N9 road to Aguessac then the D907 following direction Le Rozier. Follow the signs for “Belvedère des Vautours”. Use the car-park 200m after the view-point of the “Belvedère des Vautours”. It is also possible to take a footpath found 150m after the car-park which climbs up the side of the gorge, offering more tranquillity to enjoy the birds.
  • IGN map : Top 25 2640 Ouest
  • Best time to visit : All year.
  • Key birds :
    • All year : Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Eagle Owl, Blue Rock Thrush, Raven, Chough.
    • Spring : Egyptian Vulture, Stock Dove, Alpine Swift, Short Toed Eagle.
    • Winter : Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor.

translated by Robert Straughan.

Griffon Vulture – Bruno Berthémy

Golden Eagle – Thierry Vergély