Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
An area of steppe vegetation, amongst large areas of cereal cultivation, in the semi-arid region of Los Monegros.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species, particularly breeding Pterocles alchata. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (11-40 resident individuals).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from irrigation plans to allow agricultural intensification, the construction of a railway and the use of poison baits.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ballobar-Candasnos. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.