Fuente de Cantos-Montemolín

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 2005 min 400 individuals A1, C1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2003 min 180 individuals A1, C1
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 1996 min 220 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC winter 2005 min 50 individuals A1, C1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2002 93-105 breeding pairs 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)
Río Ardila Alto Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,048 protected area overlaps with site 210
Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Fuente de Cantos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 41 protected area contained by site 56


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fuente de Cantos-Montemolín. Downloaded from on 05/03/2021.