Évora plains

Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 53,134 ha

Protection status:

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description
Open agricultural land used for cereals (mainly wheat) and other crops in rotation such as melon, sunflower and beans. There is sparse evergreen woodland of oak Quercus ilex and cork oak Q. suber. Fallow land is used for grazing sheep and cattle.

Key biodiversity
The site supports good numbers of breeding birds of steppic habitats, and is important for wintering Grus grus. Besides of species in species list, 10 breeding pairs of Circus pygargus and some Burhinus oedicnemus are present.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Évora plains. Downloaded from on 25/09/2020.