Río Huebra-Arribes del Duero

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A area of granitic cliffs around the River Duero and its tributaries. The site is dominated by Quercus, Cistus and Juniperus scrub. The main human activities are arable agriculture and livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors and breeding Ciconia nigra.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from forestry, quarrying and the abandonment of traditional land-uses.

Protected areas
National None International Partial75,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Arribes del Duero, 86,000 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Río Huebra-Arribes del Duero. Downloaded from on 15/06/2021.