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Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN resident 2009 max 25 breeding pairs A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding 2009 134-1,507 individuals B1i, C2
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2010 30-40 breeding pairs C2, C6
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis LC breeding 2009 - A3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC resident 2009 18-990 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC non-breeding 2009 20-715 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2007-2009 86-104 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2004 3-10 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2009 4-5 breeding pairs C2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2008 min 10 breeding pairs C6
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti NT resident 2010 7-12 males C6
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata LC breeding 2009 - A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 2009 - A3
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 2009 - A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 2008 min 100 breeding pairs C2, C6

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)
Sierra de Cabrera-Bédar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33,706 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sierra de Cabrera-Bedar Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Salinas del Cabo de Gata Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 300 protected area contained by site 300
Reserva Marina de Cabo de Gata-Níjar Reservas Marinas 4,653 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ramblas de Gérgal; Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,853 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ramblas de Gergal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Serrata de Cabo de Gata Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 597 protected area contained by site 597
Fondos Marinos Levante Almeriense Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,692 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 49,512 protected area overlaps with site 35,319
Cabo de Gata-Nijar UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 49,624 protected area overlaps with site 28,760
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Parque Natural 49,512 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 49,512 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabo De Gata Nijar Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 12,046 protected area overlaps with site 26,000
Cabo de Gata - Nijar Nature Park 26,000 protected area contained by site 38,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Desert Semidesert -
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches, Standing brackish and salt water -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2020.