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Tembleque-La Guardia plains


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2007 80-90 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2010 1-80 individuals A1, B1i, C1, C2, C6
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2008 50-80 breeding pairs C2, C6
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata LC resident 2008 500-600 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2008 600-800 individuals A1, C1, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2008 600-800 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2009 50-70 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6

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)
ZEPA Humedales de La Mancha Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,616 protected area overlaps with site 1,259
Yesares del valle del Tajo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28,033 protected area overlaps with site 1,724
Saladares de Villasequilla Microrreserva 121 protected area overlaps with site 0
Saladares de Huerta de Valdecarábanos Microrreserva 263 protected area contained by site 0
Lagunas de el Longar, Altillo Grande y Altillo Chica Reserva Natural 407 protected area contained by site 0
Laguna de Tirez Reserva Natural 199 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Laguna de la Albardiosa Reserva Natural 79 protected area contained by site 0
Humedales de La Mancha Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,493 protected area overlaps with site 1,259
Estepas salinas de Toledo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 679 protected area overlaps with site 293
Área esteparia de La Mancha norte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 107,246 protected area overlaps with site 54,093

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tembleque-La Guardia plains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tembleque-la-guardia-plains-iba-spain on 02/10/2023.