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Montes Aquilanos range


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix LC resident 2010 40-45 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2010 25-30 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2010 min 7 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2010 min 20 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2010 min 18 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2010 90-110 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 2010 50-70 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sierra De La Encina De La Lastra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 288 protected area contained by site 289
Serra da Enciña da Lastra Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,787 protected area contained by site 1,723
Serra da Enciña da Lastra Zona de Especial Protección de los Valores Naturales 1,742 protected area contained by site 0
Serra da Enciña da Lastra Parque Natural 3,152 protected area overlaps with site 0
Serra da Enciña da Lastra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,787 protected area contained by site 0
Riberas Del Río Sil y Afluentes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 361 protected area overlaps with site 133
Riberas Del Río Órbigo y Afluentes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,270 protected area overlaps with site 43
Montes Aquilanos y Sierra De Teleno Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31,789 protected area overlaps with site 31,620
Montes Aquilanos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33,007 protected area contained by site 33,280
Las Médulas Monumento Natural 3,158 protected area overlaps with site 1,115

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
military -
tourism/recreation -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Montes Aquilanos range. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/montes-aquilanos-range-iba-spain on 27/02/2024.