Oropesa plains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2011 100-500 individuals A1, C1, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2001 min 90 individuals A1, C1
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 2004 min 151 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2011 5-15 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2011 40-80 breeding pairs C2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle del Tiétar y embalses de Rosarito y Navalcán Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,025 protected area overlaps with site 9,807
Sierra de San Vicente y valles del Tiétar y Alberche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 117,539 protected area overlaps with site 9,807
Río Tajo en Castrejón, islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,348 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Llanuras de Oropesa, Lagartera y Calera y Chozas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 29,831 protected area overlaps with site 9,620


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oropesa plains. Downloaded from on 17/07/2019.