|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2007||not assessed||high||not assessed|
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountainous area along the border with France. The site has extensive Fagus and Abies forests, including the largest Fagus forest in Spain. The main human activities are forestry, livestock-farming and hunting.
The site is very important for forest species. In particular it holds 90% of the Iberian population of Dendrocopos leucotos as well as breeding Dryocopus martius. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 cranes and more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in autumn, including Pernis apivorus (mean 5,235 per season), Milvus milvus (mean 2,072 per season) and Grus grus (maximum 20,100).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Roncesvalles-Irati-Abodi mountain range. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/roncesvalles-irati-abodi-mountain-range-iba-spain on 23/09/2023.