Oña and Tesla mountain ranges

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountain range in the north of Burgos province with numerous cliffs and two small gorges. The slopes are covered by scrub, Pinus plantations and small Quercus and Fagus woodlands. The area is used for livestock grazing, forestry and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting birds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats include the enlargement of a road in one of the gorges, the growing use of poison baits, afforestation and game hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oña and Tesla mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 16/05/2021.