Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site includes a huge reservoir and surrounding dry grasslands, sclerophyllous scrub, dehesa, olive-groves and arable land. There are some old Pinus plantations. Human activities include sheep-grazing, forestry, hunting and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding storks, raptors and steppic species and wintering Grus grus.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from irrigation of arable land, disturbance from recreational use of the reservoir, and plans for a new road.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares. Downloaded from on 13/06/2021.