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Olivenza-La Albuera


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
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2010 700-1,600 individuals B1i, C2
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 2010 max 3,000 individuals A1, C1, C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2010 1,700-3,000 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 2010 max 1,000 individuals A1, C1, C2, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2010 500-1,700 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC resident 2010 600-2,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC resident 2009 67-88 breeding pairs C6
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC winter 2003 min 3,400 individuals B1i, C3
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 2010 2,500-5,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2001 25-180 individuals A1, C1
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus LC resident 2010 60-130 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT non-breeding 2010 9-35 individuals A1, C1, C2
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 2005 min 50 individuals A1, C1
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT resident 2010 6-300 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2010 40-45 breeding pairs A1, C1, C2

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rivera de los Limonetes - Nogales Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 390 protected area overlaps with site 525
Río Guadiana Internacional Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 655 protected area overlaps with site 153
Llanos y Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7 protected area overlaps with site 23,519
Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,924 protected area contained by site 1,878

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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: Olivenza-La Albuera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/04/2019.