Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of mountains and a river valley. The mountain slopes are dominated by sclerophyllous scrub. The river valley has large dehesas, and some grassland, arable cultivation and olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-grazing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important wintering area for Grus grus and breeding site for raptors.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from industrial activity in Peñalgordo, which causes high levels of disturbance to breeding raptors.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey. Downloaded from on 30/05/2020.