A reservoir on the River Guadiana surrounded by Quercus woodland, sclerophyllous scrub and Pinus plantations. In the mountainous part of the site there are dehesas and areas of pasture. The main human activities are livestock-farming, hunting and forestry.
This is an important site for breeding raptors and wintering Grus grus.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include inadequate forest management, disturbance to breeding Ciconia nigra from anglers and boats, new powerlines and new road building.
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BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto Peña reservoir-Valdecaballeros. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2019.