Fuentes Carrionas

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountainous area in the Cordillera Cantábrica with limestone cliffs, Quercus and Fagus woodland, and alpine grasslands grazed by cattle. The site also includes five protected lakes.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting and forest species.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from tourism, fires and quarrying.

Protected areas
National Partial International None47,755 ha of IBA covered by National Game Reserve (Fuentes Carrionas, 47,755 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fuentes Carrionas. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.